A week or two ago I purchased another bed frame that I sent directly over to my handyman Ken’s house to have turned into a bench.
I neglected to get a ‘before’ photo of the bed because we literally picked it up and drove it straight to Ken’s garage and unloaded it there. But, it’s very similar in design to the first bed bench that Ken and I collaborated on in the summer of 2018 …
It has a similar shape to the headboard and also has a curved foot board.
This bench was one of my favorite pieces. It was painted in Fusion’s Putty and has one of the early Prima Marketing transfers on it.
Do any of you remember the story of me seeing it later in the buyer’s home? I was purchasing a bedroom set from someone via Craigslist and when I got there to pick up the bedroom set, there sat this bench by her front door. I did a double take, it was one of those ‘something is out of place here’ moments. It took me a second to realize that I was looking at a piece I had sold the previous year. Small world sometimes, right?
Our second bed bench collaboration was completed in October 2018. This bench was made from an Eastlake style spoon carved bed frame that started out looking like this …
I painted it in Dixie Belle’s Caviar which worked really nicely with the more masculine feel of this piece.
Our third bed bench collaboration took place in January of last year with yet another entirely different style of bed.
Ken had to do a little more finagling with this one to get a bench out of it. It had an opening in the headboard that need to be filled in with a plank of wood.
This one was painted in Fusion’s Bedford.
I added one of Prima Marketing’s earlier transfers to this one too. By the way, both of these transfers are no longer available.
That was one of my favorites though and I used it on many pieces. I still have a couple of these particular transfers stashed away for a rainy day.
I can’t believe it has been over a year since my last bed bench collaboration with Ken. Time really does fly! It was certainly time for another one. As always, Ken whipped the bench up in no time. I’m just putting the finishing touches on it and I’ll share it later this week.
In the meantime, I’m curious, which of these three was your favorite?