I wanted to share with you the reworking of the baby bed and piano bench that I talked about in this former post. As I said before, we pick all this stuff up off the curb and rework it. Then we usually try and sell it. This is what we originally started out with.
Then with some minor adjustments; such as removing the ends of the bed rail and reworking the bench so that the ends would replace the back legs, cutting the top of the piano bench to create a new place for it to hinge, cutting the bed rail to fit across the back, and sanding it all down.
We were ready to paint.
We painted it with Glidden Swiss Coffee eggshell,(if it says coffee it has to be good LOL!) antiqued it with FolkArt water base acrylic antiquing, and sprayed it with a satin finish.
Adding a few final touches:
I think this would look great in a entryway, using the storage for gloves, scarves, etc. Also, what a great place to put on your shoes before you walk out the door. Because it is thin, it can be used in a smaller place. It’s practical as well as beautiful.
I think this would be a good idea if you teamed your grown children’s baby bed and maybe grandma’s piano bench together for a special heirloom to be passed down in the family. Every home can use a bench and then it isn’t two large pieces in storage that you never see. You could even decoupage some favorite songs, pictures, etc. on it to even add more memories.