Pam Edwards
Pam Edwards
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  • Columbus, IN

Another Bench Project From an Old Bed


My take on a popular project...
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Bought this old twin bed set at a second hand store for Five bucks. I didn't need the rails for this project.
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Cut the footboard in half right down the middle.
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Attach the cut sides to the headboard, I had some old brackets laying around the garage that I used.
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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.
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
We had some old deck boards lying around that we repurposed for the seat.
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Found an old mattress pad we used to take camping. Cut to fit for cushion.
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Painted white....just because I had a gallon of white paint. I could see it with some other glorious color though.....
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
The white seemed too stark, so I just used sandpaper to distress it a bit.
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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!
another bench project from an old bed, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

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  • John Lewallen
    on Apr 10, 2019

    Good job!

  • 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!

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