Transforming Furniture – From Bed Frame to Bench

I saw this bed at my local Goodwill and practically pushed over an old man to get to it!  I had already made 2 twin headboards into a bench and had been looking for another bed to make into one.  Building is addicting!  I knew, once I had this bed safely tucked into the back of my truck, that I was going to paint it with American Paint Company Surfboard.

Before, boring, dated bed.   (No the footboard isn’t already cut that would mean I forgot to take a before picture and I never do that)
Here is the footboard cut in half to make the sides, I cut it with a skill saw.  Super easy!
I used my Kreg jig to make pocket holes so I could join the sides to the back.
This is what the holes look like, little pockets.
Sides and back joined together.  I made 4 pocket holes on each side.
The color I was inspired to use, American Paint Company: Surfboard.
Closer look, soft gorgeous turquoise blue.
All put together with 2 x 4’s along the front and back to support the seat.  Paint is still drying but only used one coat.
This one board was cut at both ends so I had to touch it up with my favorite mix of stain.  Sunbleached & Dark Walnut.  It’s the closet match to weathered gray that I can find.


Pretty close match, could have used a little more Dark Walnut but I was too lazy!






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