Refinishing an Antique ~ Sanding, Staining and Upholstering

Saturday was a busy day for us.  My honey finished the telephone table and I watched “The Bible” on the History Channel and cross stitched… and helped with upholstering a little bit too!  I love using my Gingher scissors 😀

So after stripping and cleaning it is time to sand then pick out the color stain you think.  We did a shout out of facebook and we think the piece we have is a hard maple wood but it is just gorgeous once we stained it!  And used spar varnish in a satin to protect it and add that shine!

Next it was time to upholster it 🙂  That is where I got to play 🙂

Covering the bottom with fresh cushion…

And stapling on fresh new fabric 🙂

See how beautiful the tone on tone almost like it is embossed fabric weave is??!!!
So now the bottom is done… time to attack the back piece 🙂

And once that was finished it was too dark for pics… but luckily it didn’t rain this morning so we took it outside for it’s debut!

Tada!  Now it is happily sitting in our new foyer… pics of it there will come soon!


I cross stitch… still on the pale yellow color

Have a blessed day!  Hope you had an enjoyable visit watching our telephone table come to life 🙂


4 thoughts on “Refinishing an Antique ~ Sanding, Staining and Upholstering

  1. Alicia Joy

    Y'all did a WONDERFUL job remodeling that phone bench. It looks brand new! I noticed telephone books- does that mean that the vintage phone actually works?!? If it does, that's pretty neat. :)Alicia


  2. Anita

    KC you are the bomb! What a great job you did. Love it! I'm also a cross stitcher and the work is well worth it! Love following you.God bless and have a grateful day,Anita aka



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