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May 22, 2013

Remember my Post This Bed Needs A New Purpose?

Outdoor Headboard Bench

In it I shared that I discovered the bed frame in a heap of debris that accumulated from projects we did around the house over the winter. This bed has done it's rounds as it was my youngest brother's childhood bed back in the 70's and my two, now adult children's bed growing up.

This is the state I found it in after I pulled it from the rubble.

And the transformation began...

Against my DIY code of ethics, we ended up purchasing lumber for this project. Believe me, I searched high and low around the house for lumber I could salvage but to my disappointment, came out empty handed.
Twin bed bench

In hindsight, I wish I would have cut the foot board in half and used it for side rails. Of course I had this epiphany after it was painted!But none-the-less, I'm happy with the results.

Here it is after a fresh coat of white exterior paint. Even the drawers came in handy as saw horses. I have plans for these two drawers inspired by another blogger on Pinterest that will make our new pet "Sexy Rexy" a very happy cat!

Again I went against my DIY code of ethics with the cushion! I had full intentions of sewing an awesome custom cushion in a vibrant green chevron or trellis pattern. Enroute to Fabricland for the cushion accouterments I popped into Homesense to pick up some embellishments for another project. On display in the front of the store was a huge pile of assorted outdoor cushions in all shapes and sizes...but limited fabric choices. Of course I had to go digging!

At the bottom of the pile (because that's just how I roll) was this cushion. Not my favorite fabric choice but the price was cheaper than I could make it. So price won! If this bench was going on a front porch or our deck, I would definitely have opted for the custom look.

This is where it's going - across from the tete-e-tete around the fire pit and I couldn't justify the expense of a custom cushion for this purpose!

I have plans for beautifying the fire pit area this summer. On the hunt for the perfect treasures to create a whimsical "party nook" in that area of the yard. Think bonfires, colourful hanging lanterns, pitchers of Margaritas, bowls of salsa and guacamole, and lots of laughter!

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