8 stunning ideas for turning old headboards into a bench with rustic charm

It's always fun to take something old and make something new with it. Such is the case when it comes to reusing old headboards. Rather than throw it out, you transform a beat up or outdated headboard into a beautiful bench for your porch, garden, or indoor space.
If you are looking for a fun weekend project, this is the article for you. Let's take a look at a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Shabby Chic
In this DIY, a $30 headboard from a thrift store turns into a beautiful shabby chic blue bench. Style with your favorite pillows. We recommend adding lace for another texture. It really adds mood and depth to a room! Get the full tutorial at Confessions of a Serial DIYer.
Headboard and Footboard Bench 
My Creative Days reminds us that you can use more than just the headboard! You can also incorporate the footboard into the bench design, especially if there are details in the wood. Don't be afraid to choose a bed that is pretty banged up. A bit of paint can work wonders!
Welded Bench 
If you have the tools and ability to weld, then you could make quite bench masterpiece. Greg's Resurrection Store also incorporated a rack underneath for storage. This type of bench would be perfect for a front porch or mud room. 
Unique Posts 
If you are using a poster bed, use them for a unique look! Instead of using the posts as legs, use them to dress up the bench by attaching them on the sides. This will make it easier to keep pillows in place. 
Sturdy Bench
Make a strong bench with a headboard and some reclaimed wood. This bench looks like a million buck, but can be made for next to nothing! Pallet boards could also work to make the seated area or even scraps of wood you have left over from a previous project. The creative ladies behind My Repurposed Life mentioned that benches made from larger beds can be very heavy, however. 
Mini Bench
If you are looking for a small bench for cuteness or to seat a smaller guest, this is the way to go. You can use a headboard from a smaller bed or even just cut down a piece for a large headboard. Either way, this charming piece is sure to add a little something extra to your space. 
Rocker Bench
If you want a totally different look, try out this bench rocker. Not only can you sit and enjoy your favorite room or outdoor space, but you can rock peacefully at the same time! You can even choose to throw on a few pillows and blankets for added comfort. 
Added Storage 
Added storage is always an excellent bonus feature of a bench. Rather than pile on cushions, opt to put on a few hinges so the seat opens up to stow away your valuables.