Before, boring, dated bed. (No the footboard isn't already cut that would mean I forgot to take a before picture & I never do that)
Here is the footboard cut in half to make the sides, I cut it with a skill saw. Super easy!
I used my Kreg jig to make pocket holes so I could join the sides to the back.
This is what the holes look like, little pockets.
Sides & back joined together. I made 4 pocket holes on each side.
The color I was inspired to use, American Paint Company, Surfboard
Closer look, soft gorgeous turquoise blue.
All put together with 2 x 4s along the front & back to support the seat. Paint is still drying but only used one coat.
This one board was cut at both ends so I had to touch it up with my favorite mix of stain. Sunbleached & Dark Walnut. It's the closet match to weathered gray that I can find.
Pretty close match, could have used a little more Dark Walnut but I was too lazy!
After loading the pictures onto my computer I realized I should have put a big burlap pillow in one corner but couldn't convince my husband to help me drag it back outside :)
Let me know if you have any questions about building your own bench, I did this one all by myself! My husband only helped to move it outside for pictures.
Bench is available, measures 42"W x 38"H x 23 1/2"D. Seat measures 38"W x 20 1/2"D. Will hold 2 adults comfortably. $225
(No old men were hurt in the purchase or making of this bench)