Thursday, March 25, 2010

From Headboard to Bench... Furniture re do

When we got out "new" bedroom furniture one problem we encountered was, without a foot board our duvet {notice I got my shabby chic one from Target} kept falling off the bed... Annoying! I decided we need a bench at the foot of our bed, and I wanted it made from a twin headboard.

I picked up this twin bed at our local thrift shop for 9 bucks.
My hubby took the side rails cut them down and modified them to hook into the head and foot board. Then he cut down the foot board so it was lower.
We used the remainder side rails as the slats for the seat.

I spent the day sanding and painting and sanding again...
♥ it!



25 comments:

KiwiLisa said...

Very well done. CUTE

Amy R. said...

I am impressed! Looks great!

Rachel said...

That is soooooo flipping cute! I love it you did such a great job! Makes me want to keep an eye out for twin bed frames now.... :)

Elise said...

Trying this again...LOVE that bench!! Will you and Spike hop a plane and come make me one?!?!
Elise

Lindsayb-mo said...

What an amazing idea! It turned out beautifully! I love it!

jenjen said...

That is so cool and fabulous Jenny! I love it. What a great idea!

XOXO
Jen

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love the bench!!!!!I'm looking for a headboard and footboard. Jackie

Cornflake said...

I love this! Aren't thrift finds so much fun and so rewarding!

a little bit biased said...

Very cute! You did a great job!

Vintage Sandy said...

Great idea...love ♥ it

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Looks awesome..I use the bottom of an old hall tree. Someone cut the top part off at some point in time and then the bottom showed up at an auction. Most didn't know what they could do with it so I got it for a buck. It works great as it is proper height to sit and put shoes on and it has a lift top that hides the sheets and blankets.

Starla said...

Don't you just love it when hubby helps with a project! It turned out great.

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Well done friend!!! Great job of investing more time and effort than $'s and in the end having something worth showing for your efforts!!! I really like it!! Too bad I don't have room between the end of our bed and the dressers to put something there. It would so help with the sliding blanket sceniero.

Congrats on your new beding :-}

Ruth said...

I love all the spring/Easter decorations. They look so cute. Your mantel is precious. Love the old doors that you used for your headboard. The bench is such a great idea. I love how it came out. Love the duvets at Target.

Ruth

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I love the re-do! Very shabby chic and cute cute cute. I also love the purpose it serves because that drives me nuts too ;)

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

By the way... does the pennant "go" with the aqua in the bedding? Do I need to make you another one? ;)

Amanda said...

I love it, too! And your bedding is beautiful!

jeana said...

That is so smart! Great job!

Michelle said...

Great idea!

Jill said...

Wow! Great job and wonderful inspiration!

Coleen's Corner said...

Cute! You really did a nice job. Love your creativity!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Cute! Great vision. And good teamwork too!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love your headboard bench! I've made lots, and I love how they all look different!
great job
gail

Donna said...

I love your bench! You did a great job, and I really love it painted white. I want to make one now!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

This headboard bench turned out ADORABLE! Love it...