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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Headboard Bench

What kind of tribute blog to Handy Andy would this be if I didn't feature some amazing projects from the man himself every once in a while? That's right, no kind. So, in lieu of a Pinterest Thursday project (because I've been too busy to do one this week), I give you Handy Andy's latest project.

A while ago, Handy Andy's mom asked him to create a bench out of an old head- and foot-board set she had. The project sat in the garage for a while because of some other pressing projects [see his sister's wedding arch here]. However, recently, he decided that he wanted to finish it for his mom for Christmas, so he did it over the weekend. Literally, he started and finished this project in less than 2 hours. The man is truly handy. Unfortunately, there are no before pictures, because Handy Andy apparently doesn't think of my blog when he does projects [WHAT?! I know, right]. But, here is the finished project:

He used the headboard as the back of the bench and cut the footboard in half for the sides. Then he worked his handy magic on the rest, and I have no idea what he did. He is leaving it in it's original mismatched painted state because he doesn't know what his mom wants to do with it as far as colors [best to leave that to someone who cares about decorating].

I love the look of it! It's really cool, and the bench seat opens up to a little storage box as well.

So there you have it, another awesome project from the man who inspired my blog. If you want to see some of his handiwork in our house, check out the before and after of our living room!

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas weekend! I'll be back next week!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. What do you think of my new banner? I'm not sure I like it.

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  1. I love the bench! You should see about getting a picture once she gets around to painting it. ;)

  2. Great job Handy Andy! That is a pretty neat bench, especially in that amount of time! And yea, the Pinterest project...been SO bad at that lately!!

    Have a very Merry Christmas! :)