Old Bed Made into Bench

  • Advertise with us
Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 05-26-2015 11:38 PM 2297 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I repurposed this old bed into a bench.

The second photo shows it as I found it at the ‘used’ construction materials store.

The third photo shows the sides that I made from MDF and matched the curves of the back. I also added ball finials to the posts and a turned finial to the crest of the headboard.

The fourth photo shows the bench painted with shop made chalk paint and addition of the seat made from pine beaded ceiling.

The fifth photo shows the seat painted with bright red latex paint.

The sixth photo shows the seat after an application of chalk paint and distressed with a sheet rock sanding pad.

Thanks for looking.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

4 comments so far

View Dutchy's profile


4215 posts in 3451 days

#1 posted 05-27-2015 06:47 AM

Clever and nice looking


View whitebeast88's profile


4128 posts in 3473 days

#2 posted 05-28-2015 12:45 AM

Very nice bench.I’ve made a couple of these for a customer and were fun projects.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View pjones46's profile


1002 posts in 3925 days

#3 posted 05-28-2015 02:12 AM

Great idea. Nice repurpose.

-- Respectfully, Paul

View CudaDude's profile


179 posts in 3591 days

#4 posted 05-29-2015 06:22 PM

Looks nice. I’m in the process of doing the same to a headboard/footboard my wife picked up. If it turns out half as nice as yours she’ll be pleased.

-- Gary

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics