before and after

before and after: virginia’s telephone bench

by Grace Bonney


a few months back i saw this fantastic mid-century telephone bench at a vintage store on atlantic avenue in brooklyn. the pricetag was pretty high and the condition of the bench was pretty dire so i decided to pass; but now that i’ve seen blogger and crafter virginia‘s telephone bench makeover i’m kicking myself for not seeing past the stains, scratches and old-age. virginia stripped and sanded her thrift store find and added two spray-painted layers of lovely lime green paint. she reupholstered the seat in a sukie tea towel and voila, instant upgrade. you can read more about virginia’s telephone bench project right here. thanks to virginia for sharing.

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