Happy Fall Y’all: Butterscotch Bench

Happy Fall Y’all!
It’s finally here and I welcome it with open arms!
I love fall, don’t you?
Well have a seat and get comfortable because I have a treat for you today:

The Monthly Furniture Themed Post!
This month is Two Toned and I just bet on my girls having tons of inspiration to look at this month!
First up is my
Butterscotch Bench



I thought it was fitting for this old headboard/footboard to get a great autumn makeover.
Surprise, surprise I know you are sick of seeing them but I have quite a few to work through.
Here is what it started out as, already yellow but definitely needed cleaning and updating (bed set third from left), oh and I have a few more in the stash.
Β *hubby rolling eyes right about now*:
My six year old says it looks like a princess bed,
MyLove thinks it looks more Spanish and to me it screams
F A L L!


The original color was a deep golden yellow which reminded me of buttersquash
pumpkin pie
and pumpkin spice.
Everything fall and nice!
So yellow it stays!
It definitely needed some work and fenageling (is that a word? I think so)
I measured and cut and sanded
drilled holes and filled holes until I got it just right!
Β And even had an extra footboard piece leftover.
I couldn’t let it go to waste so I made a chalkboard sign out of it!
And some final paint details of the
Butterscotch Bench
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Arles
Light distressing
Touch of Annie Sloan Dark Wax
Minwax English Walnut Stain
Minwax Polycrylic Seal
Now I cannot wait to see what my other friends have come up with, how about you join me and head on over to their blogs… πŸ™‚
I LOVE this time of year!
Happy Fall Y’all!


  1. Anonymous

    Love your benches! I think they are great! ~Lisa

  2. Artsy Chicks Rule

    That bench is amazing!!!!! The style is perfect and I LOVE that you used the footboard to make a chalkboard.
    Great job…I want it!! πŸ˜‰

  3. Lisa Conforto

    Thank you for hosting! Love the bench Happy Fall! Lisa @Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  4. Christy James

    Um. gorgeous! You are one talented girl, Tami! Love this makeover and the bonus chalk board πŸ™‚

  5. Karin Chudy

    oh this turned out fabulous..I have had a head board and footboard waiting forever to do this to. I love how yours turned out. Such warm rich colors.

  6. Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    I absolutely love this! You are the bench queen Tami! πŸ™‚ Even if you have a lot of headboards, at least they don't take up much room in the garage. LOL

  7. Breanna Bertolini

    Oooo I love! This is fabulous, my friend!

  8. Christy Little Our Southern Home

    I really want to make a couple of these for the front porch. I need to be on the look out for matching headboards! Beautiful work as usual, Tami!!! ~Christy

  9. Wendi Wachtel

    Love this project! It did screm fall and butternut squash too πŸ™‚ I'm also loving your collection of headboards for benches friend!

  10. Marie Blackburn

    Oh my, you have quite a stash of gorgeous headboards, a girl after my own heart! Love your headboard bench and how you stained rather than painted the seat. Great use of the leftovers too – perfect for a chalkboard! You gals are a talented bunch and I look forward to this series every month!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  11. Audra Renewed Projects

    oooooh! I adore the dark plank seat you installed. Perfect with this color!

  12. Audra Renewed Projects

    oooooh! I adore the dark plank seat you installed. Perfect with this color!

  13. Jeanette Chaney

    Tami! Wow! First I envy your headboard collection!! I want to come over and build!!!
    Second the colors you did are perfect together on the bench.

  14. Paula@SweetPea

    You are so clever to think of turning a headboard into a bench. I also really like the chalkboard that you created from the footboard.

  15. Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

    I love the way this turned out. The detailing is perfect. And that was so clever of you to make a chalkboard with the leftover piece. Too cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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