1920's Waterfall Headboard and Footboard Repurposed Into a Bench


I took a 1920's full size Waterfall headboard, footboard and a crib mattress and transformed them into this beautiful bench!
Painted in Kristi Kuehl 100% Non-Toxic Pure Home Paints. Bisque, Distressed and Matte Protective Finish. Vintage Rag Banner front and a crib mattress for the cushion. Kuehl # MyPaintedLife
I had to raise the headboard in order for the side rails on the now cut-in-half footboard to meet up correctly....
We attached each of the footboard halves to the headboard using a Kreig jig.....
Built the bench platform and ta-da! She is ready to head to the store for her makeover!
GULP

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3 questions
  • Ann
    on Jan 11, 2016

    Did you use chalk paint on this? Did you have to sand first? Love it! Just beautiful!!!

    • Pieces of Time East
      on Jan 12, 2016

      @Ann I did! I only use Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paints and Finishes! No waxing...100% Non-Toxic and extremely durable! It will be featured in my upcoming reality show, My Painted Life!!

  • Bre Casey
    on Jan 14, 2016

    Great job....Love the color. You stated you only use Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paints and Finishes! Where can I buy this brand? Thanks...again, great job!!!

    • Pieces of Time East
      on Jan 14, 2016

      You can get them online at www.piecesoftime.biz and also follow my work at Pieces of Time on Facebook!

  • Bessie Renda Lobato
    on Feb 23, 2016

    Is this for sle? where r u located?

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  • Virginia
    on May 25, 2016

    She's a beaut

  • Dsouther
    on Feb 7, 2019

    I grew up using a bed just like this. Wish I could have bought it from you before you turned into a bench.

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