The Making Of A Bench Or Two

If you happen to have read my post a couple of weeks ago you’ll know my Hubby and I were making benches, well really it was just him but I cheered him on! A few weeks ago I had purchased an antique 3/4 walnut bed and decided to convert the bed into two benches. We were able to make two benches instead of one because we used the original wood side rails as the sides of the bench instead of the footboard, it worked like a charm!

Bench in process…

Here Hubby has setup the boards to determine spacing and length.

After the benches were all put together and painted this is what they look like now!

bench from vintage bed

I painted them with some fabulous Valspar paint & primer in one, this stuff had great coverage. I don’t know the color because it was an “oops” paint, but I’m calling it Coastal Blue!


I painted the accent pieces in Nantucket Spray by CeCe Caldwell, it’s a super light blue/green color and a great accent color for the blue.


Here is the footboard bench…


We didn’t want to go through the trouble of either moving around the wood onlay or changing the setup of the base, so the back is the more decorative of the two sides, which would work great if it is not used up against a wall.


This wasn’t too difficult of a project, we just had to spend some time thinking about how we wanted it all to come together. Also, we made them nice and deep so they would work perfectly with pillows on the back, which of course I seemed to have NONE that I could use to stage these shots!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time!

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  1. Very pretty and handy that you could make two benches from one bed– keudos!
    Love the blue too 🙂
    Nice job, Susan and Hubs…

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed’s Linky Party
    Smiles, Suz @ MaytagNMom
    in NW Illinois


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