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Topic: Refinished vintage gossip bench! (I think that's what it's called) Updated pics!  (Read 7413 times)
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« on: June 26, 2007 09:32:05 AM »

This was one of my favorite things, even when it was kind of ugly.
I don't have any proper before pics, but here's an idea of what the table part looked like. I have a deep-rooted hatred of that faux wood laminate stuff. (In my house, anyway.) Ugly colour, the stuff was peeling off the edges. The frame was a brass colour that must've been painted on and a lot of had flaked off so it was really uneven.


After: It's so heavy and awkward that I haven't worked up the gumption to bring it inside yet, so it's not yet in its natural habitat.


Speckled finish on the table top



I spraypainted the frame, painted the table part, added the silver speckles on the top and finished it off with some high-gloss varnish.  It matches the table I posted here. It's going to look awesome with my red phone!!!

Thanks for looking! Comments welcome, of course.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007 09:47:55 AM »

I lurve it!  Gossip bench heh?  I thought it might be just a telephone chair...  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007 10:03:21 AM »

Hahahaha. I dunno. I've always called it a telephone table, but nobody knew what I was talking about. Most people seem to understand gossip bench, though. I think I've heard it called a couple of other things too. Maybe it's a regional/dialect kind of thing.


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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007 10:33:29 AM »

Back in my day lil' lady that was a telephone desk...and we didn't gossip-we shared information!!
But this is a great job of recon-love it! Your house will look like Desi and Lucy live in it!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007 11:04:56 AM »

Charming telephone table.

And WHERE did you get St Elvis?  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2007 11:25:48 AM »

that is a great piece!! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007 05:09:08 PM »

Thanks guys!

Back in my day lil' lady that was a telephone desk...and we didn't gossip-we shared information!!
But this is a great job of recon-love it! Your house will look like Desi and Lucy live in it!!
Hee hee. I'll bet there are almost as many names for these as there are tables. I'd love a Desi and Lucy house. But with more skulls.  Grin

Charming telephone table.

And WHERE did you get St Elvis?  Shocked
I'm afraid St. Elvis is my own blasphemous concoction. lol
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2007 05:14:24 PM »

I finally got off my arse and dragged it into the house.




There's one of those newfangled caller i.d. boxes hidden inside so that I can avoid talking to riff-raff on my cool vintage phone.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2007 04:46:42 AM »

You did an excellent job with it!  Love the vintage telephone too!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007 11:20:03 AM »

I have heard it called gossip bench too.  And yours looks awesome btw.  Lovely red phone too.  well played!
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2007 12:12:09 AM »

That is so very awesome, I love it. Around here it's called a makeup table. I don't know why. I think it'd be more useful as a phone table myself. (Also I love love the phone, especially with the table. Very neato.)
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2007 07:10:29 AM »

Thanks guys.  Cheesy  Maybe someday I'll get up the guts to recover the chair.

Makeup table, huh? That's one I hadn't heard yet. The table part is really low. I think you'd need a really tall mirror. lol
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009 04:04:14 PM »

Ok, we need to talk about St. Elvis (the table is awesome, btw).  I'm in the process of making a Fat Elvis shrine above my tv (I love Fat Elvis, I don't know why)..  I have a velvet elvis painting, but I was really struggling to think of candles that would be appropriate for the king..  I'm stealing your idea, those are purely awesome!  I was just going to bedazzle some plain candles, this is so much cooler Cheesy 
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009 09:19:12 PM »

Ok, we need to talk about St. Elvis (the table is awesome, btw).  I'm in the process of making a Fat Elvis shrine above my tv (I love Fat Elvis, I don't know why)..  I have a velvet elvis painting, but I was really struggling to think of candles that would be appropriate for the king..  I'm stealing your idea, those are purely awesome!  I was just going to bedazzle some plain candles, this is so much cooler Cheesy 

Lol! That's awesome. Glad I could help with anything involving an Elvis shrine. I'd love to see it when you're done! I have to admit, I still giggle when I see that candle.
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2009 06:39:13 PM »

OMIGOSH, I love the table, where on earth did you get that thing!?!!?!?  I also love the candle!
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009 10:22:13 AM »

this is by far the coolest gossip bench i've ever seen.

completely awesome.
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