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Bed Frame Turned Bench

Bed Frame Turned Bench

Before and After, Furniture
I had this old bed frame in my garage FOREVER.  I had previously redone it, for our guest room in our other house but once we moved I just didn’t love the style of it anymore so it sat and sat and sat in the garage.  Until it finally spoke to me “please make me into a bench”  Brilliant!!  So that is just what I did!!

I was a little scared to try this, but I guess there is only one way to figure out if it will work, Trail and Error right???

I cut the foot board in half (no turning back now!)  The footboard was a little too short so I had to add some feet on the bottom, as you can see above.  Once I had it the height I needed I build a rectangular frame out of 2×4’s and used LOTS AND LOTS of screws to secure everything together.  Once it was all put together I cut 1×4 pink planks down to 18 inch strips, and used finish nails to nail them into the 2×4 rectangular frame.

I wanted this bench to be a fun color, lime green seemed to be the right color!  I sprayed it green…..and it was green, way way way too green for my likings, it reminded me of a green monster.  I needed to somehow break up the green or repaint everything which didn’t sound very fun.  I always hate when I do this, but if I don’t love it I have a hard time selling it.

I contemplated for a few days until is decided to paint the spindles cream and use a stencil to add a few fun designs!  After it was glazed it looked just perfect, and I LOVED IT!! (check back later this week for a tutorial on the fun pillows!!)



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  1. Rubylicious Bespoke
    May 2, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Very sweet, love the contrast.

  2. Shabby chic Sandy
    May 2, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I love it–now I want to make one!

  3. Crystal
    May 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I love it!! It is so cute!! Great job!!

  4. Cheryl Rodda
    May 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    you need to bring it to the store…I will sell! Mothers day is right around the corner!

    • startadmin
      May 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      This Bench is SOLD!! Thank you for the Offer.

  5. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking
    May 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    LOVE that lime green bench… so perfect for spring & summer. I've got a headboard in my garage BEGGING to be transformed. I'm featuring your bench in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

  6. I Restore Stuff
    January 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I love this. Have seen a few bed turned benches and glad I came across yours. I have my oldest son's single bed that he's had since he was first in a big bed, which I am setting aside for just this purpose. He's now 18 and has a new bed, so this will be a fun project!

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