August 1, 2013
Vintage Phone Desk
My dad (and I) love to go to auctions. Many of the pieces in my home have come from various auctions. I love the hunt . . . . although I must admit I have several of my treasures in my basement waiting to be “updated”. This phone desk (sometimes called a gossip bench) was no exception.
It started out pretty rough. The fabric was U*G*L*Y and the desk top had been scratched with words (although you can’t see it here because I already sanded most of them off).
And I sanded.
And I sanded some more . . . .
I finally decided I needed to remove the curved side pieces to get into the corners. Luckily they came off fairly easily.
Then I sanded some more!
After that I just added a new coat of stain and sprayed on a clear coat.
Some new fabric on the seat to match my formerly red family room which is now green and it’s perfect!
Love how it turned out and the brown pattern with touches of green in the fabric matches my new furniture and paint color perfectly. I’m even thinking about making my new curtains out of the same fabric.
And yes. . . . I do have a phone with a cord. We have one that we keep in case the power goes out. Quite handy considering the power in my neighborhood seems to go out several times a year in the winter!