Friday, August 15, 2014

Bench With Storage--Beyond The Picket Fence Style

Beyond The Picket Fence Style, what does that mean?  I am not sure, although I know it means reclaimed wood and bright, happy colors.  When I made a headboard bench a few weeks ago (HOW TO HERE) I forgot how fun and fairly simple they are to make.
reclaimed wood headboard bench with storage http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/bench-with-storage-beyond-picket-fence.html
So, I decided to make another one.  But, because this one was not a special order, I could put my own twist on it (oh, which makes me so much happier). Here is what I came up with:
reclaimed wood headboard bench with storage http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/bench-with-storage-beyond-picket-fence.html
This is a twin headboard. I used a wider piece of wood for the apron.  i didn't intend to put storage in it, but when I saw how chunky the apron looked, I know it need to become a storage bench.
reclaimed wood headboard bench with storage http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/bench-with-storage-beyond-picket-fence.html
I added a 1x2" rail or brace to the inside area of the bench and cut a piece of playwood for the bottom of the storage spot.
reclaimed wood headboard bench with storage http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/bench-with-storage-beyond-picket-fence.html
I hinged the lid to the bed posts.
reclaimed wood headboard bench with storage http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/bench-with-storage-beyond-picket-fence.html
The lid is made from reclaimed oak, painted in my colors.  It is joined together with boatds in the inside.
reclaimed wood headboard bench with storage http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/bench-with-storage-beyond-picket-fence.html
This bench makes me smile--I love the added storage bonus and the bright colors with the white.
reclaimed wood headboard bench with storage http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/bench-with-storage-beyond-picket-fence.html

12 comments:

  1. What an amazing bench!!!
    Great job!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  2. I lOvE It! Love the thick apron. ( didn't know that's what it was called) learned something new! The colors make me happy too:) Love this idea and hope to make one if I can find a headboard!

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  3. This is so much fun and not entirely too complicated I would love to make one for our breezeway!

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  4. That is so cute, good idea for my craft room! Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  5. Gorgeous bench! I love that you created storage underneath and the beautiful colors you painted.

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  6. Love this bench...the storage option is great!

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  7. You are right. It's a Happy bench.

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  8. I love this bench, and that it has storage is AMAZING! I want to make one...

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  9. Oh my gosh Becky - that is simply gorgeous !
    With storage even - you're amazing !
    xoxo

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  10. This bench is great! And why am I not surprised that you have colourful stripes on it? LOL

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  11. love your storage headboard bench Becky! :) super job!

    I have so many beds in storage. I need to get busy and start making some benches for the fall.

    gail

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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