The plan was to make a bench for either the end of the bed or against the wall, a place to put pillows, throws etc. and I found lot of pictures of slat benches and there was one with instructions, which I followed, but next time I would definitely make differently. As for painting it fully assembled, nightmare !
I used dressed pine and since it soaks up paint, I wanted to undercoat it first and then spray it glossy black. The outside edges were easy, with a small roller and even the top edge of the slats was okay. But there was no way of getting a regular sized paint brush in between, so I had to resort to a small art brush, it took ages. Then the actual spray painting was straight forward, again next time (?), construct, take apart, paint, construct.
The legs I got from an old stool I bought at the Salvation Army, for that retro look.
I also added small offcuts as a decorative feature, placed randomly between the slats.
Just some photo's of the painting etc.
|Using a small foam roller to add an undercoat.|
|Painting the legs.|