Bench made from Vintage Bed

April 20th, 2009 in member junk     
BarkingDogs BarkingDogs, member
7 users recommend

I picked up this bed at a garage sale recently and my husband built this bench for me yesterday. I painted it today, distressed it and absolutely love it. I wish I would have taken a picture somewhere besides in front of my picket fench so you could see the detail a bit better.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Barking Dogs Flea Market Style
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, furniture, country, garden, outdoor spaces, white, porch, sunroom, paint, bench, seat

Comments (9)

pocketcrockett writes: I love benchmade products. You did such a good job with this bench! It looks like something that would be in a big backyard on the grass in the middle of Summer! Posted: 1:40 pm on January 20th
SantaClaus writes: Love your bench - fast workers too! Posted: 3:20 am on November 16th
MimiToria writes: Nice of hubby to build this for you. It turned out great. I have a bench made from a vintage Jenny Lind bed, but with the round turned features on my bed it isn't very comfortable. Your's looks like it would be very comfortable and you did an awesome job with distressing it.
Gretchen Posted: 8:30 pm on April 21st
BarkingDogs writes: Thanks so much for all the compliments.... I have been wanting to make a bench for years and found so much inspiration here on JM that I finally got around to asking my husband to build it.

grammie25: I did not spray a final coat on this piece but if I was going to I would probably just use a spray can of clear flat polyurethane. Posted: 11:41 am on April 21st
suewhitney writes: Great bench. Makes me want to sit down and take a load off! Nice attention to detail.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:48 am on April 21st
CottageElements writes: Great job on the bench. You really have a knack on the finishing and distressing of it!

Lani Posted: 12:16 am on April 21st
grammie25 writes: Just love it. I recently found an old headboard while dumpster diving. If your going to keep it outside what did you finish this piece off with to withstand the weather.
Karen Posted: 8:58 pm on April 20th
rebeljunker writes: I love your bench! I also like the distressing job you did! Great job! Di Posted: 4:05 pm on April 20th
monakent writes: LOVE it!!! Good work, both of you. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 11:58 am on April 20th
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