So I’ve always wanted to tackle the headboard repurposed into bench project. Luckily, I married a wonderful handy-man who loves to help with my projects. We’ve picked up this old but still very solid headboard and it sat in the garage for a while waiting for some inspiration. Hubby picked up some 2×4’s and started at it.
After building the frames for the seat part and bottom shelves, he just added some slats and voilà!
Once all of it was assembled, I painted it in an Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint to give it a country feel. I decide to white wash paint the boards for the seats to give it an even more aged look, which turned out beautifully. I love the details on old headboards, they surely don’t make them like this anymore. Distressing those areas really made a big difference and gave this piece some depth.