When I tell my kids that telephones used to be attached to the wall and we had to stay in one place just to talk on the phone, they think it is hysterical! Well kids, we did. In fact, a piece of furniture was created just for the telephone. A telephone table, or gossip bench, was an smart invention in my humble opinion. A place for the phone with a little compartment for the phone books and a place to sit down? Yes, please.
We’ve given this tired telephone table a new life with a coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Lucketts Green, furniture wax and a cool herringbone fabric in green and blue. I think it would be fun to turn the piece into a charging station — practical and an homage to the past!