My Bench projects

January 7th, 2009 in member junk     
whatscookninjunk whatscookninjunk, member
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Nothings sweeter than Butterfly Kisses Bench
This bench is the one I made for my granddaughter, it is her favorite. It is made from a Headboard and footboard of a twin bed. I like it so much better as a bench. It sets on my front porch, and we watch the butterflies on the lilac bush.
This bench seat was made from a recycled waterbed headboard... all the tongue and groove pieces were taken from the back of the headboard, and the apron was cut down from one of the side pieces. It has a storage under the seat for shoes.
Quick as a Hummingbird is my Love Bench. This one was my first one, I later painted the saying on it, for my 3 year old grandson, he loves to watch the hummingbirds feed. Which before the end of the year, they were buzzing right overhead. We started watching them from inside the house.
The seat on this bench foam covered with vinyl. It was simply done with a staple gun. The foam is another recycle from a Shop going out of business. I got this foam for free.
This one is made from a bed that I found at the goodwill, and had a little girls name on it in same wood letters.I kept picturing it as a bench, but couldnt decide for whom. Our neighbors daughter got married, and her favorite saying was Live Laugh Love which seemed just right for the occassion, so here it is.
This benchs home was to be a farm house, so it needed storage for the grooms boots before he came into the home. It is nice and deep, the lid opens with a cushion on top. The cushion is covered with the brides favorite color.
Nothings sweeter than Butterfly Kisses Bench
This bench is the one I made for my granddaughter, it is her favorite. It is made from a Headboard and footboard of a twin bed. I like it so much better as a bench. It sets on my front porch, and we watch the butterflies on the lilac bush.
This bench seat was made from a recycled waterbed headboard... all the tongue and groove pieces were taken from the back of the headboard, and the apron was cut down from one of the side pieces. It has a storage under the seat for shoes.

"Nothing's sweeter than Butterfly Kisses" Bench

This bench is the one I made for my granddaughter, it is her favorite. It is made from a Headboard and footboard of a twin bed. I like it so much better as a bench. It sets on my front porch, and we watch the butterflies on the lilac bush.

This bench seat was made from a recycled waterbed headboard... all the tongue and groove pieces were taken from the back of the headboard, and the apron was cut down from one of the side pieces. It has a storage under the seat for shoes.


Two of these benches are found on my front porch. They are both dedicated to my grandchildren. The third one is a wedding gift. All of them were made from twin size headboards and footboards. I am looking forward tp making more of them, with different pieces to go with them.


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (11)

DigginDeep writes: I'm new here and am really loving all the creativity and ideas I'm getting!

I an completely taken with your benches and have been scouring craigslist for some headboards/footboards that might work for this. Do you have instructions you could offer me as to how to build a bench? I'm pretty handy but have no formal training so instructions would be fabulous.

Thank you! Posted: 9:45 am on April 28th
KingChase writes: Wow, what awesome benches. I have totally forgotten about this idea so thanks for reminding me. I have one in my upstairs bathroom that my grandfather made out of my great great grandparents headboard, footboard and side rails. I can't wait to share a picture of it. Posted: 1:23 pm on January 20th
whatscookninjunk writes: Thank you all for your lovely comments. They all make my heart swell!! I will add pillows, when can I expect you for coffee? (I will make plenty!) :D Posted: 5:28 pm on January 16th
georgiamoon writes: Well you are quite the bench builder! I think they are great especially that they were made for individual tastes and needs. That must have been one of their BEST wedding gifts! Really good job, Georgia Posted: 3:19 pm on January 8th
suewhitney writes: Hi Whatscookin,

Welcome to the site!Love your family benches...great craftsmanship. Kudos!

Take care,
Sue
Posted: 10:46 pm on January 7th
FunktionalJunk writes: These are amazing! The painting you've done on them is so sweet. What lucky grandkids! Great work.

Leah Posted: 8:36 pm on January 7th
junkermidge writes: Those benches are all fantastic! Great construction and sentimental, too. LOVE IT. I'm curious about the spindle arms. What part of the bed did they come from or were they from something else? They seem to match perfectly. I look forward to more posts (I see some juicy pieces right on your porch).
Midge
Posted: 8:33 pm on January 7th
SnowmanHill writes: I love the quote and what a darling way to display it. The bench is so cute, add a couple pillows and I might want to stop by for a cup of coffee! Krista Posted: 1:35 pm on January 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I love them all but my favorite is the "butterfly kisses" bench. What beautiful pieces! I also really like the screen shelf in the photo as well.

Great job and welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!
Candy

Posted: 10:42 am on January 7th
bridiemurphy writes: I like the quote as much as the bench...the two together, well: Fantastic! What a special place for snuggling next to your grandchildren. Posted: 9:43 am on January 7th
whiteflower writes: Wonderful grouping of handcrafted benches. I love that you made them personalized for your family. Thank you for the inspiration. Posted: 8:30 am on January 7th
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