I know you may be thinking what I mean with “How a headboard and a chair ended up together” but you will find out soon… I am really excited to participate in this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest because I absolutely loved participating last time but this round is special too because the theme is Mix and Match and I had the perfect project for it! The sponsor this month is Fairfield World, an upholstery dream company they have batting, fabrics, interfacing, foam fillers, reclining bench and pillows. Please note while this contest is sponsored all opinions are mine and mine alone!
So back on the title of this post, it all began with a headboard we found next to a dumpster some weeks ago when returning home with the girls. We were lucky to make it fit in the car!
It was filthy but it looked nice and I had a clear idea of what to do with it.
I had found these two babies long ago next to another dumpster… I know, somehow I attract things.
Have you seen those legs? Aren’t they pretty? Love cabriole legs!
I must confess this is my first project on my own without any help from hubby because he’s out for work, and I had never used power tools alone… There’s always a first time for everything!!
I thought it would be easy to take the chair apart… naive of me. There was no way, an elephant could have sit on them and they would have resist.
Plan B, cut them.
Not as difficult as I thought, and I was feeling more confident about the saw.
I remembered I had seen on Pinterest lots of benches, and the common thing about them was that they had a frame for the seat, so I cut some more wood and used some screws to make it steady.
Then I took one leg and asked myself how in the world was I going to use it, and after some thinking, I realized I was wrong making that frame. Unscrewed everything and cut again the wood to fit.
I used some long screws to keep it in place, two on each side of the leg.
The shape was more or less finished! I just needed some wood for the seat. Don’t look too much around please, we live in an apartment so no fancy garage to work.
I cut the wood to fit the frame and used some long nails to keep it in place.
Then I painted it using some “Primitive” Americana Chalky Finish. It was almost done but I wanted some more details.
I designed an image and transferred it to the bench. You will find a full tutorial on how to transfer on wood here. I also made two slipcovers for the pillows with a grain sack style using the same color of the bench.
My daughters were really excited when I finished it as they saw me working on it, and they wanted to try it, even I tried it and I can assure you it is sturdy. I am so happy with it!!
So this is my project and I am sure you understand now what I meant with “How a headboard and a chair ended up together” 🙂 What do you say, do you think who throw away the headboard could have imagined it would end up looking like this?
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