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Rescued Furnishings

Bed to Bench And All the Steps Inbetween

If you saw us at St. Louis Vintage Market Days in September, then you probably remember this yellow bench....

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We got an amazing French bedroom set in a few months ago and it came with a claw foot bed. Sadly, the claw feet were not salvageable and it almost killed us. It did have a few other great features.

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My hubby got to work turning it into a bench! The footboard became the front, the headboard became the back, and he used scrap wood for the sides.

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To reuse as much as possible he used the slats for the bedframe as a bottom for a storage section.

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Finally, it was ready for sanding!

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After a lot of cleaning, we covered the storage section so we could paint and got to work...sorry, it is kinda blurry!

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To make the seat, he used barn wood that we got from Reclaim Renew! And he secured it with old hinges that have previously come off furniture. Our original plan was to distress and glaze all the details but we decided the color just went so well with the barn wood and left it. This color is really hard to capture for some reason...so I'm starting with a picture of the leg that best represents the color, which is called Ocean Soul.

What do you think?? So glad the hubby added storage and got to reuse so much of the bed!

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I know...no matter what mode I shot in it comes out so blue...it really is a great color though. What do you think about turning beds into benches???

Dec 17, 2014

I have the same problem with the blue!

LOVE this bench idea and especially reusing the slats. Nothing beats recycling into something FANTASTIC!

Julie
Mar 23, 2014

Lovely!
use PicMonkey.com to change the colors of your paint :)
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Stasé Fink
Mar 23, 2014

Thank you!!

rescuedfurnishings
Mar 23, 2014

I think it’s fabulous!! Way to go! :-)

Stephanie Durdan
Mar 23, 2014

Absolutely darling! Love it……and the color

crissaclark
Mar 23, 2014

Ill try that! Thanks :) I have photoshop but couldn’t get it right!!

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