Wednesday, August 11, 2010

From Bed To Bench For White Wednesday

Hi everyone, Here it is another White Wednesday. Well its Scotts time again, I hope to get some blogging in the rest of the week, we'll see. I did want to do White Wednesday for sure. Welcome to my Swedish style bench in my conservatory (I could say sun porch, but I love the romance of the word). I know pics are coming, right now I have a French settee in there, that's not suppose to be there. Garage time for that little beauty (I know before and afters of that also, I got a really great deal on it). Back to the bench, it has a surprise.... It was really a headboard and footboard in the trash. It was a couple of years ago, I was picking up a friend for lunch and spied it. I couldn't get it right then, so though lunch that was all I could think about. After lunch I bee lined right to it, just in time to snatch it from the trash man. He even helped me get it in my car (talk about a close call). I had seen in a magazine how to turn headboards and footboards into benches, so now was my chance.
I added details because all the details were taken off of it. I don't like doing that, but it did need something. Chopped the footboard in half, perfect arms. Added a skirt and a deck, some white paint and wa la done (Ok it wasn't that easy, but wouldn't you like to think that).
Some fluffy pillows, for napping..... (I've done that a few times on here).
There you have it from bed to bench.....
For more wonderful white eye candy go visit Kathleen at
See everyone next time......


  1. This is absolutely Gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job, and the pillows make it just dreamy! the little added embellishment at the apron on the bottom, "just makes it"!!

  2. Beautiful. I have had a bed for years that I was going to do that to. I think I have to many saved up projects. Thanks for sharing that beautiful settee. ~~Sherry~~~

  3. I love your bench!! I've always wanted one. So thankful you rescued the little beauty!

  4. Oh my gosh! That is gorgeous! I truly love it, great job! Theresa

  5. Love the bench and your blog ~ so happy I stopped by!! We camp all summer and I would love to paint my trailer white and shabby it all up inside!

  6. That transformation you did is perfection! I really love it. And best of all, it's free! Luv your blog by the way, I'm your newest follower :) Stopping by a day late from White Wed.

  7. What a wonderful transformation! Love the bench! I need to pay more attention to other peoples trash! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ Jo :)

  8. What a clever idea! I love the power of white paint...

    Great job!

  9. You have really transformed this piece-I so agree about the power of white paint! I need to find something to paint white right now!!!!

    Best wishes,

  10. Very creative and charming! I see bed frames too and wonder what to do with them. They're solid wood... even to buy to paint on.

    xo, Candylei

  11. Oh, I love this! I've seen different pieces used for benchs and hall trees too...this is just wonderful..great job!

    I'm visiting for White Wednesday {a bit late!}

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

  12. I love love love this bench! How clever and beautiful. I need to save this for future inspiration!

  13. I love the setee. I does look like a wonderful place for a nap.