Christi Joyce
Christi Joyce
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  • Bellingham, WA

Thank you Hometalkers!


I know this has been done a thousand times (or more) but until I saw it here, I wouldn't have tried this myself. This is a practice run for my great-grandmother's bed frame that I will turn into a bench in the future.
I picked this up at a thrift store to be my practice model.
I picked this up at a thrift store to be my practice model.
Since it is a full size, I shortened the footboard pieces by 4" each when I cut the footboard in half.  A little exterior paint, a bit of sanding, and a clear coat to preserve it.  All paint was left over from our home.
Since it is a full size, I shortened the footboard pieces by 4" each when I cut the footboard in half. A little exterior paint, a bit of sanding, and a clear coat to preserve it. All paint was left over from our home.

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  • Jerry Toombs
    on Aug 29, 2015

    My first "beddybench" , was finished a couple weeks ago. First visitor we had LOVED IT!!! so, I have it to her. :) I'm happier than she is that she is so happy.

  • Ginny Young
    on Sep 27, 2015

    Absolutely a brilliant idea..I have to do this for my porch! Been wanting a swing with awning over head but this bench absolutely takes the cake and repurposing and saving is always a super idea in my book!!! WONDERFUL JOB!!!

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