Ann Elias’s headboard bench
Ann Elias recently visited an estate sale, one of the favorite pastimes for a Flea Market gardener! Our secret is that you get the biggest bargains at estate and yard sales. Yes! Folks just want to liquidate their property as fast as possible and often you find treasures like Ann did this day.
She says, ” Look what I found at the sale today…they were closing for the day…and tomorrow everything will be half price. I am going to be there again when it opens…the bed frames will only be $10.00…I’d like my brother to make awesome benches from them.
Later the next day….SCORE!
Ann tells us jubilantly, “I got the two headboards and two foot-boards…all for $20.00. Very happy today!
Ann gave the bed frames to her brother to work on. He cleverly constructed a planter and a bench for her. Then she took over. Ann says, “My brother finished my planter he made using one of the headboards I got at the estate sale. The wood is wet in the picture…from rain we got last night and this morning. I think I am going to make a fall display in it!” And so she did!
Ann says, “I was asked how my brother attached the bed frame to the planter. Here is a pic of it. He notched out the top piece..and then screwed the planter box to the frame.”
Late this summer she completed her project just in time for Autumn. She says, “I finally planted my headboard planter my brother made me.
“This is on the side of the house where the driveway is. I can’t put it in the front..because that will be Halloween…which I don’t do cute…I do scary!!! BOO!!” Ann says. Thanks, Ann, for sharing this project with us!
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