The bench is already sitting height, so I just added a small upholstered piece to the top.
Since it is just made of plywood wrapped in batting and fabric, I wouldn't classify it as the most comfortable place to sit, but it does the trick for putting on your shoes.
Plus, let's be honest...it is really about adding a little color.
I went with a dark blue fabric to help ground the light pastel-ish art and storage boxes.
I used an outdoor fabric with a smaller pattern so it is easy to clean and hides any potential stains.
I purchased the fabric from Home Fabris for $5.00/yard and needed 1.5 yards.
If we were living here longer than 9 more month, I would replace the old wicker baskets and maybe even address the window, but I think it works for now.
The bench cost $16.00, the art was $8.00 (for the paint) and the baskets were $10.00 each from Home Goods. I already had the pillow but you can buy it at Ikea for $10.00.
I can't complain about a space that costs under $50.00!
I love this cheerful little space to greet me as I come and go.
I also don't mind peeking at it from the kitchen!
No matter how hard I try, I just can't stay away from color!
Are you a color addict too?
You can read about my DIY abstract art tutorial here!