I found this piece in a dumpster, and it was a little ugly. I looked at it and just thought: You will not escape my ideas to make you a cute Upcycled Bench!
Don't throw it away! Add a dollop of cute, and you'll end up with a functional and attractive Upcycled Bench!
First, I pulled off the old covering, since it was lifted and damaged anyways. Next, I sanded the wood and painted the entire piece white. I added a little cushion that fit well, and it's hidden nicely with the lid. Use the hard surface for beverages or games. If you prefer, you can turn it back to a padded surface for your aching feet!