This is a great idea!… Recently I went into a shabby & chic store and they had made a bench out of an old iron twin bed. They either cut or removed the metal sides and used the headboard as the back of the bench. They then cut the footboard into two pieces and attached each side to the side of the headboard where the side rails were supposed to be. They then cut & attached a piece of wood to use as the seat of the bench & padded this in a really pretty print. It was TOO CUTE!!! And, expensive, too… Bet I could make one of these?!