Friday, August 2, 2013

Free headboard to darling bench

Oh my, it has been "Forever"! I have been doing sooo  many things I just have to share.  I love to see what everyone is up to and hopefully you will be inspired to do some projects that you have had on the back burner.
I found this headboard at a garage sale.  It was free.  I have wanted to make one of those darling benches from a headboard and footboard for so long.  Usually you only find a headboard and not the matching footboard.  I was lucky this day.

I cut the footboard in half and trimmed the top down.  Only because I didn't like what it looked like.  Then you attach the footboard to the headboard at a 90 degree angle.  I used screws through the back to attach them.  I then put on the 2x4's for the base of the seat.  I used 1x4's to make the top of the seat. I had to cut one to fit on both sides using my jig saw. 

Here it is all put together.  I spray painted it red, sanded, and then rubbed walnut stain all over it.  I love how it turned out.  So fun and unique.

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  1. I love this! I got rid of a twin headboard like this years ago, but guess what? The mate to it is still int he attic! Wish I had kept the other, but at least i can use one to make a cute bench. Now on my list of projects to do!

  2. Oh yes, you must make a bench out of it. I love how they turn out and really not that difficult. I wish I had several more. Thanks for stopping by.