Benched: Trash Bound Headboard Gets Repurposed

Brian of Fool4Peppers tells me that he found this headboard in his neighbor’s trash.  He’s transformed a few headboards into benches already, so he was definitely ready to go to work on another bench with this one.

Foool4Peppers headboard before

Unlike his other headboard benches, Brian decided to use the footboard in a different way.  He used it as a decorative accent at the lower front of this bench, instead of turning into arm rests.  It’s a fun departure from the bench headboards you usually see.  He sprayed the bench down with white paint, and now it’s ready for a new home.  Great job, Brian!

Fool4Peppers headboard after

View step by step pictures of this process at Fool4Peppers.

Headboard Bench

Brian of Fool4Peppers was with his wife at the Salvation Army store when they came across these twin headboards.  They took the headboards home, and within a few hours had completely repurposed them.

Fool4Peppers twin headboards before

Now the headboards form the back, seat, and armrests for a beautiful, new bench!  Brian says that he used a Kreg jib to help put this new look together.  The bench has been painted with primer, and we’ll just have to wait for updates to see what paint color Brian and his wife decide on for this beautiful piece of furniture.

Fool4Peppers twin headboards after

You can learn more about the making of this bench at Fool4Peppers.