5 DIY Headboards-Turned-Benches to Jump Start Your Tuesday

By: Craftmel Apr 19, 2011

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I sometimes feel like my bedroom gets the most makeovers in our entire house, and it usually starts with a new headboard.  But don't let that old one go curbside; it has another calling in life.  

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A fresh coat of paint and some scrap pieces of wood helped Karla at It's the Little Things repurpose a free curbside find into a useful bench on her porch (pictured above).

Poppies at Play used their old headboard to spruce up their indoor space.  Just toss on a couple of pillows, and you're set!  You can find their rundown of the process on their blog.

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Nia went the extra mile and cushioned her headboard bench when her antique bed frame didn't accomodate modern mattresses (found via Design Sponge).

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This unique bench featured on Apartment Therapy was made using an old headboard and two wobbly chairs. Conversation starter?  I think so!

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And of course, let us not forget the smaller people in our homes who quickly outgrow their sleeping arrangements.  A Diamond in the Stuff took an old crib side and used it to make her useful bench. 

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I'm thinking this project is perfect for entryways, porches, and other empty spaces in your home that need a little pick-me-up.  Personally, I'm thinking this is a good spot to discuss with my kids why markers and walls aren't good companions. 

Where would you put a headboard bench?

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I love these and have a number of beds I'll be making into benches. The picture below is one I started a couple years ago before my hubby took over our woodworking room to make the window trim on our home.

Twin Bed to storage bench.

I love the conversation starter, it's so unique! I want severl of these styles to go both inside and outside in the yard. Love it. Thanks for shareing. EJ

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