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Roadside DIY Headboard Bench

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I found a giant headboard on the side of the road.  It was in great shape just begging for someone to rescue it – so I saved it.  It sat in our garage for years until I finally tackled on of the DIY projects on my long to-do list – a DIY Headboard Bench!

Roadside DIY Headboard Bench

DIY Headboard Bench

This bench was created with a bunch of freebies – roadside finds and scraps.  I found the free roadside headboard a few years ago.

DIY Headboard Bench Before

The front legs were taken off of a coffee table that was from an after garage sale freebie.

Gorgeous Gray Headboard Bench

We used 2×4’s to connect the pieces and create the frame.  The bench top  boards were the siding to our kiddo’s old sandbox.

Beautiful Curved Frame on this Headboard Bench



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I finished it off with a coat of Pebble Beach gray paint with my favorite paint sprayer, the HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer.  It coated the bench beautifully and quickly and it’s super easy to cleanup!

Roadside Headboard Bench Project

I just love when you can create something out of items others have discarded.

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DIY Headboard Bench made from roadside rescues, garage sale leftovers and other freebies




  1. The headboard bench look fine. I wonder why they throw it way. Now thanks to you, it look gorgeous! I find you are very talented in makeover things, especially furniture. It just like you gave every old furniture a new life. Thanks for sharing this, I’m looking forward to see your new makeover post.

  2. I think we all know how much I love a great headboard bench! This is inspiring me to make a large one. I usually cut larger headboards down to make corner benches… hmmmmm I have a gynormous headboard in my stash.


  3. I love the aqua solid pillow and am looking for some just like that. Where is it from? Bench is cute. Sprayer would be awesome for furniture and cabinets and chandelier.

  4. i have 2 end tables, my kitchen table, a changing table that will be up cycled into a potting bench, and 2 large filing cabinets to spray paint…to start with.

  5. Gosh, I would love this paint sprayer because I have a million projects planned that would be made eversomuch easier with a sprayer. My first project would a cabinet and trim for the laundry room. Later this spring we’ll be painting the exterior of the house. Oh yes a paint sprayer would make it happen. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  6. I have 3 kitchen chairs that were given to me last year that I need to paint. I also have American wooden country living room furniture from 1971 that is dark brown and needs to be painted. There is a chair table, sofa, high back chair and 2 side tables. Being able to spray paint them would be wonderful! 0:)

  7. Love the bench…I’ve wanted to try one of these for awhile.

    I’m currently working on quite a few pieces for friends. So I can stay home with my 3 children. So this would make life so much easier in the painting department.

  8. I have several pieces of furniture that I would like to paint. I have two pieces in my craft room alone. This sprayer will make small work of it!

  9. I am a very sloppy painter….. and I would love to have this, I inherited lots of furniture I would love to paint !

  10. I would paint my coffee table and 2 end tables! I’ve been wanting to tackle this job, but this would make it so much easier and professional looking!

  11. I would love to give my grandparents a bedroom furniture makeover. She always comments how much she’d love to paint but does not have the time/energy. Would be a fun surprise for them.

  12. The bench looks great! I’ve got an old wooden tea cart just waiting to be painted! AND a storage armoire in my craft room! Bet I’d find more stuff if I had a HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer! Can you use any type of paint in it?

  13. I would paint the chair my husband sits in outside!
    cabinet doors in laundry room and whatever else I think to do!

  14. Love the bench! I have an old headboard sitting in a shed waiting to be made over….thanks for the inspiration. I could use a decent sprayer too, the last one I bought was miserable to use. I keep hearing lots of good things about the HomeRight ones!

  15. I would paint all of my projects with this sprayer. And the house. And the garden shed. And the garage. If it’s paint-able, I’ll do it. (Wondering about the car). 🙂

    Your bench turned out so beautiful. It looks amazing! Thank you for a wonderful post and giveaway chance.

    Have a great week!

    Redo It Yourself Inspirations

  16. I have a number of projects I would love to have this to finish them . From an antique trunk to a set of end tables. It sure would make things easier for me. and less time wasted!!!! More projects finished!!!!!

  17. I have an outdoor bench I bought super cheap at a garage sale and this sprayer would be just the motivation I need to finally redo it!

  18. This bench is beautiful! Thanks for trying the Finish Max Paint Sprayer on this project! We can’t wait to see how your kitchen cabinets turn out! Good luck to everyone that enters to win.

  19. a 1928 wardwrobe dresser my friend gave me that i gave my daughter its white now but it needs to be painted and sanded

  20. What a handy giveaway! I could use this for just about every project I have waiting for me to get at when the weather warms up.

    1. I have two barstools I need to refurbish. WOW, could I ever use the Finish Max Sprayer for THAT job! Thanks for the opportunity

  21. What perfect timing! I am just waiting for Spring to break so I can pull out my totes of Paintables I have collected over the Winter. Not all of them fit in Totes so this New Toy of yours looks like it could be my New BFF!!

    Thanks so much for such a awesome Give Away Maryann~

    Huggs, Nancy

  22. Your bench turned out so beautiful. A creation I would like my husband to work on also. I would use the sprayer to repaint many rooms in our house that are ready for a splash of color!

    thank you!

  23. Hi, we just purchased a home (a DIY special) and I would love this sprayer to spray the kitchen cabinets and the main bathroom. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Blessings, Michelle

  24. Love the headboard bench! I have a huge, ornate metal headboard that I bought at a yard sale for $15 that I want to turn into a bench as well! Sounds like the Finish Max would make it quick work with all the details to be painted. Here’s hoping I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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