Repurposed Headboard Corner Bench!

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I am excited that the weather is getting warmer so I can get outside and build another repurposed headboard corner bench.  We had a 2-day event at the shop and this one sold right away.  I am also having a few people request that I make a few more.  Today I am going to share how this corner bench was built using a queen headboard and what products I used to get the gorgeous finish.  

Repurposed Headboard Corner Bench

This headboard was a roadside rescue, and I brake hard for headboards.  


We started by removing the metal decor piece from the top and cutting the headboard down the center.  You can use a circular saw or a table saw to get this job done.  After the initial cut down the center, we made a 45 degree cut on each piece, to miter the corners together.  

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We added a back support leg, seat supports on both sides and attached them using Gorilla Wood glue and a drill.   The front support panel we attached using a Kreg Jig since I did not want to see the screws on the front side.  

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I designed a diagonal pattern for the bench seat.  It was a lot of cuts, but I think it ended up being  easier since the only angel cuts we had to do was on the end.

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We also used the Kreg Jig to attach the seat together.   

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Now the pretty begins!  I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Gray and sealed with Gel Topcoat.  This was the second time using the gel top coat and the verdict is; definitely making it a staple in my refinishing products.

Repurposed-Headborad-Corner-Bench (11 of 19)I sprayed the bench using General Finishes Milk Paint in Queenstown gay.  This was the first time using this product and I love the results.   The milk paint sprayed on so nice and had great coverage.  I sealed with the High-Performance flat and glazed with Glaze effects in winter white.  I love the final results and I am now a HUGE fan of General Finishes products.  

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Make sure you stop over to General Finishes Facebook page and see all the great projects they post from others who use their products.  

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I am off to build a few more headboard benches, stay tuned for more.  


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