Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Bed Bench~~

Adding this to FJI Special Junk Link up 

I've had this bench in my yard FOR.EV.ER!

Donna from FJI is having a Bench party. I wanted to party-- so here's my entry!

Here's a little history behind the bench.
It was the first antique furniture I purchased at a garage sale without discussing it with Honey first...(not that he cared, but I'll tell you why). The foot board and the head board didn't match! I didn't know. They looked like they matched to me.
But NO.
Honey had to 'Rig-it' so that it would work.
This was the first bed we owned after we ditched the water bed. See that YUMMIE detail?

After we were given a bed similar to this one that matched- and all; We decided to make it a bench after we moved to the country -- he cut the foot board and welded it to the head board... and painted it. You can see it's been several different colors. It needs painting now, but I kind of like all the different layers showing!

Honey is a stickler for details... He even included a drink holder for my iced tea. Which I'm always drinking from a 16 oz. pickle jar!

That's my bench!  I love it.
Maybe I'll throw the cushions on it next time! So it will be looking more comfy to ya.
But me... I just like to plop down on it right there in the front yard... and watch the time go by!

I'm linking here:

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

God Bless You
Thanks for reading!


Prior said...

your bench is great! How handy your honey is, with the welding! Lezlee

Anonymous said...

I love old iron beds! What a fun and unique bench. Cup holder in tote :) Won't be long until you'll be sitting outside sipping tea.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Soooo cool! Totally one of a kind brilliance I say.


Granny said...

I love the bench with all the colors showing through.

Coleen's Corner said...

What a beauty! I don't think I'd paint her, she's lovely just as she is... and so inviting! Snow in our forecast again today and tomorrow. Ug. I want to sit in my lawn chairs!

Amber D. Mcnabb said...

I absolutely LOVE it. And BONUS! A beverage sippin supporter. Can't get much more

Cindy said...

What a great bench, I love it. The different colors of paint look very funky, don't you think? I wouldn't paint it. It's wonderful just the way it is. I love the cup holder. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Hugs, Cindy

Wendy said...

This is awesome that you took your first bed and made it a bench. Loving the color of the bench! Looks like the perfect place to watch the time go by!

Anonymous said...

What a great bench!! I would love to find another metal head or footboard to make one of these! A friend gave me a headboard and I have it in the garden.

bee blessed!!

Mel's Cabin said...

Hello...Mel's Cabin finished the Memory Bench made out of 2 drawers and a door and burlap...hop on over and check out the finished bench when you're out and about. Mel

Kolein said...

I so love that your husband made it "right" for you! Cup holder included!!!

It's wonderful Pat!!!! Amazing how one thing can become another with a little ingenuity!!!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a beautiful old iron bed bench! Very neat piece, I can see why you love it.

Thanks for stopping by, so glad you did. I loved your comment about my niece and yes, I think her fiance did pick out that dress. It is really cute! She told us he bought it for her, I thought that was sweet.