One of the the things I have been working on is converting random headboards into a bench. I've actually had a bed set in the garage for a while that is intended for a makeover, but was too afraid to pull the trigger on cutting the footboard in two!
Then, while out junking with LaVon, owner of the shop I sell my things in, I came upon this twin headboard:
I loved the white and yellow scheme and the cute flowers painted in the center. It just had to become a bench! A few days later, I found another, larger, headboard that had the same kind on routing detail as the first one! Of course, I forgot to take a picture of it before I chopped it up, but you can see a piece being used as an "arm" of the bench:
I framed out the seat with 2 x 4s in my garage, since the rain wouldn't go away no matter how loud I sang! (P.S. There will be no criticizing of the condition of my garage. I ain't got no time for "cleaning" my workspace!)
I finished the seat and filled all the endless slots and holes in the headboards. Endless, I say!
Now it was time to paint! (Doo-di-doo...waiting for a non-rainy day. )
Finally! I covered the flower detail that I wanted to keep, and went to town with the glossy spray paint. I learned something along the way: I should have painted the seat before attaching it to the back to avoid having to repaint where I over-sprayed the yellow.
Oops! Now I over-sprayed the white onto the seat! Cr*p! Get out the yellow paint again.
Finally, the majority of the painting was done, but I wanted to add back in the yellow detail in the routing.
Another night in the garage, and the job was done! I hauled the sweet bench to the store yesterday, which was the first sunny day in a long while. I unloaded it from the truck and parked it in front of the shop where people could see it as the drove over the bridge.
LaVon and I fretted about where the bench would live at night, since there was no room in my booth for it. We shouldn't have worried, since it sold 5 hours after I placed it in the sunshine!
Now to make another one!
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