Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Repurposed


Several years ago, my great-uncle moved into an assisted living home. Since my grandmother's old bed was slightly smaller than the rest of the beds in the house, he took hers with him. A year ago, his health started failing him more, so he was moved to a rest home, and was not able to bring the bed with him. So, it sat in storage for about 6 months until we recieved a call asking if we could come get it. Mom and dad made the 6 hour drive just to find that one of the side bars had gotten lost when it was put into storage. They brought it home, anyway, and I put my dad to work turning into a bench (he loved this idea because it gave him the perfect excuse to buy a new welder)!

I did a quick spray painting with brown because that was the bed's original color, and I already had a couple of cans on hand. I'm planning on making a cushion and a couple of pillows for it, I just have to decide if I'm going to keep it brown, or paint it something else. Any ideas?

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11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! The bench is gorgeous, and, to think, it was once your grandmother's bed. Vintage thingies just doesn't get any better than that.

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  2. What creativity. This is a treasure, indeed!

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  3. This is just simply adorable. What a great idea. Lucky you had someone who was so talanted to do that for you. I love that bench.

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  4. I love this idea and that the bed can remain in the family and live on as a bench! If it were mine, I'd paint it a lovely shade of aqua or turquoise...white would also be pretty and cottagey. But I can see keeping it brown to match the original color of the bed too. I'm sure it'll look fabulous no matter what you do!

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  5. Super idea! Turned out really great too.

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  6. Now that's what I call recycling!! It's gorgoeus and has wonderful history to it & it looks just dandy painted brown :)

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  7. I love your bed bench!! It looks great in that spot!

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  8. I love repurposing in home decor! Great job.

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  9. That's a great idea - it turned out really well. Good on you 'dad'! I miss my dad - he loved to tinker in his shed, and was particularly fond of carpentry.

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  10. Amazing what you can do with a can of paint! It looks good where you
    placed the bench!

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