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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Curbfound Futon Frame gets a new Job

Do you ever randomly come across something that immediately strikes you as a solution to a problem?

Way back when Erin and I first started planning out her Attic Bedroom reno (that would be 2 years ago now) I came across this futon frame at the side of the road.  It was rather busted up, but the finish on it was beautiful.

I really liked the wood.

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And it looked a lot like a railing to me.

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One that would make the open landing to Erin’s attic bedroom so much safer!

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Added bonus, it was a very close match to her floor color!

That’s how this broken down, discarded futon happened to get a new job.

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No more worrying about someone stepping off the landing and down the stairs!

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I’m not entirely done with this part yet, we held off installing the other section so we could move the furniture up there easier. 

And I still have to fill all the screw holes and touch up the stain.

And trim around it….

But at least you can get the general idea!

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12 comments:

  1. Super idea! I just don't think my hubby would agree with me storing a "piece of junk" (as he calls my treasures) for 2 years! Way to go, Rose!

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  2. woohooo!!! that's an awesome repurpose! Not bad for free, eh? :)

    I love the way you think! Counting down the days till blissdom!

    gail

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  3. Now that was thinking outside the box... what a great idea. Would have never thought of that one in a million years.

    Between you and Gail, you two totally blow my mind at what you can come up with just pieces of stuff.

    Hope you are having a great day.

    Hugs, Deb

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  4. Great repurpose! I love what you did with it. Wonderful job.

    Holly

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  5. You are so smart! There's no way anyone could look at that now and wonder "Why did they put a futon frame there?" because it just looks like a railing!

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  6. Good grief! LOVE the way your mind works!!!!!

    ;-D robelyn

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  7. Perfect! That is why I am so envious of you! You vision of what 'junk' can be! You are doing such an amazing job! hugs, Linda

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  8. Ah Ha! Love it, works perfectly! Super idea, as usual, Rose. Gotta love that free stuff on the curb!

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  9. It looks very much like our Craftsman style railing around our stairs. Good thinking!

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  10. WOW.....great job ~ and thinking!

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  11. What a fabulous repurpose! I'm constantly seeing futon frames out for the trash man and I hate passing them by, but can't think of a use for them. Well done!!!

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  12. Brilliant!! You are so my hero! I love the way your mind works!

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