Queen Headboard Repurposed

by DesertRose
5 Materials
1 Day
A queen headboard was put on the curb for the garbage man when my friend Michelle found it. She could see a good use for it in her creative mind and like so many other projects, she hauled it home to create a free piece of furniture. It cost her only her time and energy which she finds relaxing when she works on wood projects.
She cut the foot board in two and used them to connect to the head board. Then she added 2 by 4's to strengthen it and provide support for the bench she had in mind.
The original bed was a little scarred and scratched from years of use and being thrown to the curb, but Michelle knew a little sanding and some paint would clear up the cosmetic damage. The wood was solid.
She used wood glue and braces then sunk some screws in for further support. Then she stained all the wood, including the new 2 by 4's.
The final step was to add a bench made from plywood, foam rubber cushion, and staple a cloth over it to the bottom of the bench. The final step was to attach the bench to the supports with some wood screws. What a beautiful piece of work made from such beautiful wood. It looks brand new! She said it would last another 200 years. She would know. She does great work.
Suggested materials:
  • Queen bed frame   (from the curb)
  • Cappacino high gloss enamal spray paint   (Home improvement store)
  • Drapery or heavy material   (Remnant on sale department store)
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  • Mary Ann Goldberg Mary Ann Goldberg on Jun 24, 2018

    (This comment may show up 2x - computer is acting weird.) I recently got an old bed frame at a resale store for $25, so this timing is perfect! My bench will be outside - do you know if and/or how she protected hers for the elements?

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  • Jennifer Jennifer on Jun 24, 2018

    What a awesome upcycle! Your friend is a great creator!

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    • DesertRose DesertRose on Jun 24, 2018

      oh that is kind of you, I LOVE her projects and so sweet of her to let me post

  • Denise Hardy Denise Hardy on Jun 24, 2018

    Nice project it looks great :)