Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mid-Century Modern to 21st Century Pop!


I've had this piece for quite some time now, and finally decided what I wanted to do with it.  Originally I thought I wanted to go with some bright colors, but since I'm going to sell it I had second thoughts.  





I wish I had taken more before pictures.  This one lonely picture doesn't really show how bad of shape this little gossip bench was in.  The cushion had burn holes.  The legs had rust on the tips.  And there were lots of scratches all over.  Anyway, here's the before.........


Mid-Century Modern Gossip Bench


I certainly had my challenges on this one!  I used a black acrylic enamel gloss and I've decided I won't be doing that again anytime soon.  Maybe once I get a sprayer and learn how to use it I'll try my hand again at shiny black paint.  It was just a very unforgiving paint with a brush. I had to add a third coat to get the look I wanted.  The next challenge for me was the cushion.  I ended up just stapling the fabric over a piece of foam instead of actually covering the foam.  I had some time constraints on getting this done, and I'm not a sewer.  So covering the foam would have been too stressful for me this go round.  I'll try my hand at that another time.  So here are some more pics of the final result......


In the store for sale.  My husband is selling the old phone, so I thought they looked cute together.

A little closer look.  I used Mod Podge over the material on the drawers.



I got the knobs at Michael's for $1 a piece.  I just love them!
















One more look........




Thanks so much for stopping by!  I guess I better start taking down the Christmas decorations now.  See you soon!


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11 comments:

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor said...

cute! I had never even heard of a gossip bench. I feel like I need one now. lol

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I really love the way this turned out. It would match my daughters room perfectly. Good job!

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

That is so cute! I have an old "telephone table" that a friend challenged me to make into something someone would actually want in their home. Your gossip bench has given me some food for thought ....

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Wow!!! That's a transformation! So pretty! Thank you for sharing at my Kiss and Tell linky party!! <3

Deidre said...

What a "MAKEOVER"! Thats a beauty:) Im your newest follower and Im so happy to find another 50 somethin DIY chick! Please stop over and chat sometime and follow me too:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Kammy Wielenga said...

wow! I've never seen a piece quite like this one! LOVE what you did with it!!!!

Kammy's Korner

Honey at 2805 said...

Wow! Nice makeover!

Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Great transformation! Saw your post on Debbiedoos Newbie Party and thought I'd stop in. I'll be following from now on! Please feel free to drop my blog if you have a chance! Hugs, Leena aka PinkCherubMoon

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Super job on the makeover! It is now an awesome piece of furniture! I love the knobs too! I would love to have you share this project at my party! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Fantastic project! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Elisa said...

That is sooo cute! I love the pattern!