This was my first solo wood project! My husband normally builds things that we want. This bench was very easy. The hardest part would have been the upholstery. I decided to fully upholster it instead of making a slip cover. I plan to make holiday themed slip covers to slide over this though.
I painted the legs white, and we ended up using MDF for the top portion since we had a piece on hand.
I used a cushion off of an old chair we were going to get rid of to save money on the foam, so I had to change the dimensions a little. This bench is 13" by 48" total instead of the 16" by 55". It still fits the space beautifully.
Since I had the foam and mdf on hand it only cost me about $20 to make this including the price of 6 packs of nail heads and the fabric. So a very inexpensive project!
The shelf in the pics my husband built from some scrap wood and hooks we got from lowes.