This is another idea I got from some of the fabulous sites I visit. Gail at My Repurposed Life has some great ones! My husband called me on his way home from work one day to let me know there was a big pile of stuff out by someone's crub up the road. As soon as he got home I jumped in my car and headed up there. I was so excited when I got out to find that under that pile of junk was an old headboard/footboard. FINALLY! I had been looking for cheap ones at consignment shops but all were too expensive and this one was FREE! With the head and footboard was the sideboards. I wasn't sure if I would need them but I grabbed them up anyway. Turns out I did use them. We cut them into planks and turned it into the seat.
Old Headboard / Footboard BEFORE picture
The AFTER - Finished DIY Headboard Bench
The entire project costs me ZERO dollars. The bed was free and I used left over paint from our Front Door. Found a good spot in the front yard. Love how it turned out!!