Oh yes! You heard right… We did it.. we made a sweet little bench out of a HEADBOARD! Who knew?
This morning I went to a lovely estate sale and met the sweetest ladies! I bought all kinds of amazing antique pieces that I can’t wait to transform!
As I walked around, I spotted this antique wash pitcher and basin. I wanted to scream for joy!! I have always wanted one of these!!
As I picked it up, the sweet older lady who owned this estate came over and told me about her home that had caught on fire a few years ago and how several of her favorite antiques were either destroyed or just covered in caked~on soot. The ladies were shocked when I asked how much they wanted for it. They couldn’t understand why I’d want something covered in soot.
So… back to this headboard bench…
This was actually the first piece I picked up. As we drove by what appeared to be a garage sale full of clothing, I spotted this sweet little headboard and hollered, “STOP THE TRUCK!!”
It was only $5 for the headboard. Yep.. you heard me right.. $5!!
In the truck it went.
(Hubby got a prize too… a power washer. You just never know when you’re going to need to power wash something. Sometimes I think my boys need a good power washing!)
So, my original idea was to leave it as a headboard, but the more I looked at it, the more it screamed to be something so much more.
Here’s what we did…
We bought 3 legs and some wood from Home Depot.
Hubby built the frame and secured it to the headboard.
I painted it in ASCP Old White and rubbed clear and dark wax on it for a more antique look.
Then, I took some fabric and created pleats and stabled them to the frame. I used the edge of the fabric that was already straight. I’m sure sewing a hem on this would have been easy, but I don’t know how. I don’t even own a sewing machine. Maybe one day…
Then, we cut a piece of plywood for the seat.
I added a cushion and wrapped it in fabric. (I must add that I went to Hobby Lobby twice for fabric. The first fabric I bought, I got half way home and decided it just wasn’t what I had in mind. The next day, I went back and got this lovely striped fabric.)
Here it is! All done! A $5 headboard turned into a bench!
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