I have a full time job (since Dec 2012) therefore I don't get to do as much crafting as I used to. When I have time I make beaded ornament covers, pine needle baskets, crochet, embroidery, sewing, and I maintain the church website on a full time basis.
This project comes from some very good friends of mine, Jen and her husband Jim. While I was in Nevada being Mom and Grandma they were busy building a bench (out of a full sized headboard and a twin sized headboard). They were influenced by Gail at My Repurposed Life. My friend Jen takes photographs and makes her own greeting cards thus "Sunshine Greetings" on the pictures.
2 wooden bed headboards (or head and footboard)
(If you will notice the size difference, you can see they used a full and a twin sized headboard)
2 1x4 8’ (Seat Box)
11x2 6’ (Seat Support)
Slats or board for Seat (we used ply board leftover from another project)
4 cans of spray paint
3” and 2” inch wood screws
4 wood biscuits
1.Fill bed frame holes in lower legs with wood filler.
2.Sand headboards so spray paint will adhere to them.
3.Cut one headboard (footboard) in half.
(They used the twin for the arms of the bench.)
4.Spray paint spindles and top section of uncut headboard with an accent color and allow paint to dry overnight.
5.Align cut halves to full headboard to mark lines for cutting slots with a biscuit joiner.
6.Create slots and insert wood biscuits with wood glue to join sides to headboard.