Rustic Bench From Headboard And Old Fence

We made a bench from a headboard, foot board and old wood fence.
The top is a headboard that had fake wicker. We removed it and replaced it with old wood fence pieces.
The arms are a foot board cut in half. We built a frame for the seat and added wide pallet boards to the middle.
I stained and painted the boards on the seat to mimic the old fence boards. We didn't have enough old fence pieces for the bench seat
A little more stain, paint and sanding and the bench was complete. Metal rods were added to the bottom where the original headboard had holes to attach to the bed frame.
Completed bench is now for sale in my new shop space at Vintage Living Marketplace.

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  • Carole
    Carole
    on Apr 12, 2017

    How did you get that white wash look to it? I really love this
    • Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered
      Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered
      on Apr 13, 2017

      Carole, I always stain new wood, then paint over the stain when dry. When paint drys just sand off as much paint as you want. It's an easy way to make the wood look older.

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  • Joanie
    Joanie
    on Mar 16, 2018

    You shouldn't have trouble selling this.......It is just gorgeous!! Good job!!

  • Dsouther
    Dsouther
    on Sep 3, 2019

    The idea is great and the bench turned out very pretty for a farm house look. However, this bench is not practical for my household. I would not buy this to use outdoors. The fence board part will last a long time but the bed part of this bench will not last long out of doors. I do not have room enough for a indoor bed bench. I am sure you can sell it though to someone who doesn't care how long it lasts or to someone who has room for a bed bench. Great recycling project. Thank you for sharing.

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