Toy bench made from repurposed headboard

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Project by Todd posted 01-01-2014 12:34 AM 3364 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy bench I built for my grandson. It uses an old headboard for the back. Since I knew it would be painted I used pine for the toy box. I painted it with chalk paint using brown as the bottom layer with a topcoat of firecracker red. I distressed it and then rubbed on burnishing paste. I used a soft close lid support to prevent smashing little fingers.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 03:34 AM

great bench/toy box.looks great and nice use of and old headboard.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 03:46 AM

Great re-purposing job

-- Norman

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 01:21 PM

Good idea. I have a headboard / footboard set that I’ve been carting around for about 10 years trying to figure out what to do with

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 03:52 PM

That as cool!

-- Mike

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#6 posted 01-01-2014 06:19 PM

Todd, I’m blown away by the idea of using the headboard for the back of the chest. Brilliant. Congratulations!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 03:56 PM

This is great. Turned out very nice.

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