A New Lease on Life

I’m finally finished with the Bench!

It took some patching of the screw holes, allowing them to dry and then I was able to finally paint it.

My sweetie and I finished the construction in just a few hours, but that didn’t include the trip to Lowes for the lumber, U joints and straps.  I had everything else on hand like the screws, wood filler, paint, old bed posts and headboard.  The total on this project cost us right at $60.  Not bad is it?

I am so pleased with how it turned out!  I was inspired from a photo that  I found on Pinterest.  This headboard had sat in the garage for months, with me not quite sure on how I was going to use it.  But for $10, it was too good steal, oops, did I say that out loud?  I mean deal to pass by.

The back is so pretty!  For now, I have it sitting on our deck with dreams of fluffing it up with all sorts of pretty pastel floral pillows and a throw.  Spring is on my mind.

I’m so glad I hold onto things….the old bed posts leftover from an old project sure did come in handy for the legs and arms.  I used a narrow piece of smooth finished lumber for the resting arm and rounded it with a jig saw.  One thing, I am not: a wood craftsman…I’m pretty basic.  Measure, cut, sand, attach,  patch and paint…that’s me!

Just imagine what it would be like if I had all of the sweet tools a craftsman has?!  I do dream though.

All in all, I am so very pleased with this sweet bench!  It’s pretty big and can seat 4 easily with plenty of seat depth.  I made the seat depth 18 inches making sure to have room for some pretty pillows.

So there you have it.  I have another headboard in mind with possibly making another one of these.  But my issue is I’m running out of space!

I need to have a garage sale soon!

I hope you are having a blessed Monday!  I have to say I am.

7 thoughts on “A New Lease on Life”

  1. It is so beautiful, you are very talented.
    I wish leave close to your house, specially when you have garage sale 🙂

  2. Hola querida hna melanie, me encanta el nuevo banco que has hecho junto a tu esposo, es precioso y tiene su encanto .Muchos besitos, Dios los continúe bendiciendo 😙😙

  3. You never cease to amaze me. Just when I think you’ve reached the pinnacle in your repurposing, you do something even more awesome and this headboard bench certainly is over the top. Now, you have me going around my own home, looking for things that can be “Melanized.”

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