In August I went to the Bouckville Antique Show with my buddy Linda. We’ve shopped together enough to know exactly what the other likes.
And we have a firm and fast rule. The first to see gets first dibs. It works for us.
Anyhow, while browsing the many booths set up near our parking lot I came across an old headboard/footboard for a 3/4 size bed. (no side rails)
It was marked $10.
It had a very unique style to it, I loved it, but in my opinion it screamed “Linda”.
When I called her over and showed her she liked it a lot, but couldn’t think of anything to do with it.
“Why this would make a perfect headboard bench!” says I. “Do you have anyplace you could put one?”
“Yea, at the end of my bed, but how would I put it together?” she replies doubtfully, trying to visualize what she saw in front of her as a bench.
Well, I proceeded to explain exactly how she could do it, until I looked up at her glazed over eyes.
I knew that look. She didn’t “see” it.
“OK, here’s the deal. You buy this bed, I’ll take it home with me and make it into a bench for you.
But I don’t do any of the finishing, that’s all you. Got it?”
She paid the amused vender the $10 he was asking and we went on our merry way.
I finally got around to tackling it, and delivered her bench last week.
(Can you believe I forgot to take pictures of the bed before starting? duh!)
I found a great piece of salvaged wood in the basement that worked for the front support.
She’s quite happy and promises to take pictures once it is finished.
She plans to paint it and make a loose cushion for the seat.
Her husband thinks I’m evil for talking her into it.
Hey, that’s what friends are for, right?
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