I turned this fabulous all solid oak wood bed into a beautiful comfy bench. I painted it in a worn white and glazed it heavy in some areas to create a old wood look. I distressed it to allow the natural wood tones to highlight it. I then added french style appliqués to the front of the foot board for added detail. I had my daughter cut me a vinyl stencil quote- Home Sweet Home! I added the vinyl directly to the bed then I sealed the entire piece with satin top coat by General Finishes. I then bought foam for the cushion and used a upholstery spray to mount it to the plywood seating. I then covered the foam in a pretty material and stapled it to the underside of the wood. This bench has a story to tell from the little girl that once owned it, only to have her mother buy it back from me after seeing the Bench. Then selling it back to me a year or so later. She had no more room for it. It now is in a new home to a grandmother who lost her grandson at birth. The bench was shipped with his name to be added that I had made for her. The bench now is a remembrance of her darling grandson. I meant a sweet heart broken woman who shared her story with me. I was thrilled it now has a special meaning for her and I could help her.