I had this old bed frame in my garage FOREVER. I had previously redone it, for our guest room in our other house but once we moved I just didn't love the style of it anymore so it sat and sat and sat in the garage. Until it finally spoke to me "please make me into a bench" Brilliant!! So that is just what I did!!
I was a little scared to try this, but I guess there is only one way to figure out if it will work, Trail and Error right???
I cut the foot board in half (no turning back now!) The footboard was a little too short so I had to add some feet on the bottom, as you can see above. Once I had it the height I needed I build a rectangular frame out of 2x4's and used LOTS AND LOTS of screws to secure everything together. Once it was all put together I cut 1x4 pink planks down to 18 inch strips, and used finish nails to nail them into the 2x4 rectangular frame.
I wanted this bench to be a fun color, lime green seemed to be the right color! I sprayed it green.....and it was green, way way way too green for my likings, it reminded me of a green monster. I needed to somehow break up the green or repaint everything which didn't sound very fun. I always hate when I do this, but if I don't love it I have a hard time selling it.
I contemplated for a few days until is decided to paint the spindles cream and use a stencil to add a few fun designs! After it was glazed it looked just perfect, and I LOVED IT!! (check back later this week for a tutorial on the fun pillows!!)
The DIY dreamer