Another Bench Project From an Old Bed

My take on a popular project...
Bought this old twin bed set at a second hand store for Five bucks. I didn't need the rails for this project.
Cut the footboard in half right down the middle.
Attach the cut sides to the headboard, I had some old brackets laying around the garage that I used.
This is probably optional, but I added a board in the front for extra strength. It needed some sanding to try to hide the scratches.
We had some old deck boards lying around that we repurposed for the seat.
Found an old mattress pad we used to take camping. Cut to fit for cushion.
Painted white....just because I had a gallon of white paint. I could see it with some other glorious color though.....
The white seemed too stark, so I just used sandpaper to distress it a bit.
Had to buy fabric for the cushion, but if I'd had a pretty sheet or even an old curtain I liked, I could have used it to save money. New things are nice, too!

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1 question
  • Kathy
    on Nov 17, 2019

    Did you cover up the brackets did you just paint over them

    • PAM
      on Apr 26, 2020

      When I looked real close, the brackets were painted over. Look at the top ones.

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  • Betty
    on May 5, 2019

    This is such a unique idea! I’ve never seen this done before. I love it and you did a terrific job. Thanks for sharing!

    • Heather Green
      on Oct 1, 2019

      I used an old bed for this bench too, although I just used the footboard for the front of the bench. All I needed were boards to attach front to back, I dropped a board down for the bench, voila! (I had all the wood scraps and the bed cost me $2.50 at a yard sale. I had the cushions)

  • Amy Pastor
    on Sep 1, 2019

    Excellent and not difficult. Great idea thanks

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