Well guys, we had an awesome birthday weekend, but I think it’s safe to say I’m in a sugar-induced hangover today. We ended up with two giant cakes and apparently I considered that a challenge. I ate more sugar than any one person should be allowed to consume in a single weekend. Yes, I am filled with regret. And I feel like crap. Sugar is like poison for your body, but why does it have to be so darn good?! Ugggh. Anyway, that’s enough of my belly-aching, let’s move on. So a few weeks ago I got a pretty special surprise when my in-laws surprised me with an early birthday present. Bless them, I love surprises–especially when the surprise involves a really awesome gift. You guys, they gave me a farmhouse style headboard bench! My father-in-law actually built it using an old headboard and footboard from a bed they found at an antique shop. How cool is that?! I literally squealed with delight when I realized they were giving it to me. I’ve been dying to show you guys, so today I’m so excited to finally share it!
Isn’t she a beauty? The headboard was stained dark brown, so they sanded it down and I actually kind of love the rustic, weathered look. I’m debating whether or not I want to paint it, but I’m not sure yet. I might just leave it like this and call it good.
My father-in-law built this by cutting the footboard in two pieces and then mounting those to the headboard. He built the seat with pine and they added that wooden embellishment there on the headboard. He also made that front panel on the seat and did all that detail work by hand. He’s definitely a talented guy!
This will definitely be a piece I keep forever and it’s just awesome that my father-in-law built this bench by hand. And you guys know how much I love repurposing old things, so it’s really cool to see how an antique headboard and footboard can be given new life and transformed into such an awesome bench. For now this beauty is hanging out in our dining room, but I’m not sure if it will stay here. And like I said, I’m still debating whether or not I want to paint it. Of course my natural instincts tell me, “paint it white, paint all the things white!” But I actually kind of love the weathered look it has now. I’m going to think about it for a while before I do anything, but I’d love to hear what you guys think. Paint or no paint?
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you all have a fantastic week full of happy and wonderful things!
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