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!
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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Susan I absolutely LOVE the color and this project (not to mention all of your other gorgeous projects) I would love for you to join our weekly party: Pretty Things at twelveOeight and show off your talent!
Thanks Tanya! I will come on over 🙂
Susan, how pretty, what a great job you and your husband did. Almost makes me want a husband.
Jeannie, I totally laughed out loud when I read your comment 🙂 thanks for the love and the laugh!
These are beautiful!! I love the color and can just imagine them with some
Thanks Elaine! I think it will be very comfy with the pillows too!
I can picture these flying out of your space at Lucketts! Very nice!!
Thanks Connie… I hope they do!
Just gorgeous – both of them – I could never attempt this and really am in awe of your talent!
Thanks Suzan… What a super nice compliment!
visiting from feathered nest friday. These are amazing. Great instructions too on how you did it. Thanks
Thanks so much Karen!
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
Thanks Suz! I was excited that we could pull it off… Whew!
Wow, love the color and it is great to be able to get two for the price of one. Awesome!
I am following you on Twitter.
Have a wonderful weekend,
@ Eclectic Red Barn
Thanks so much Beverly! We got lucky for sure!
I have the companion to this 3/4bed. I was hoping to use them in my son’s room, but boy do I love what you did.
I REALLY loved the bed and would have liked to have sold it as one, but it’s hard for people to afford a custom bed… I could have added the parts to it that will allow a full to fit on it, but I just wanted benches more I guess!