Baby Bed turned Outdoor Patio Bench


This baby bed was stunning as is, but you should take a look at it now!

It would be a shame to just store it away for years or even decades saving it for future grand babies. Why not put it in full use now? Of course when the owner asked me to convert it into a bench I was beyond excited!

It was in amazing condition so half of the battle was already won. I then started the build. This one was a dream because all of the seam joints were square, making it much easier than some to fit flush against the sides.

Here it is all built, seat stained, before I painted it.

It was tempting to leave it this way but the owner requested a black distressed look. She had a great vision because I love the way it turned out!

Beautiful!!! I am in love with the distressing, it just really adds that special touch!






Check out the beautiful stain on the bench seat! I used Minwax Dark Walnut stain for this one-an absolute favorite color of mine.



This bench would look great in my home! Did I mention how much I love it? Even better, it made me so happy when I saw a picture of the owner’s beautiful kiddos (who all three used the baby bed) sitting on their new family bench on their front porch! Priceless!

Thank you Courtney!

This is my 16th Headboard Bench Makeover. You can see them all on my Project Gallery Page Here. Each one is so unique, I cannot wait to build more!

Yours truly,


1 Comment

  1. Narde Banks

    Hi Tami I need your assistance. I am getting read to finish a bed to bench and want to us it outside. Would you tell me what sealers, paint, stains and finish is best to use for outdorr use? I want to thank you in advance for the help you may share. Karen

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