A few months ago, I created this bench for my entryway to make the area more comfortable as well as conceal my cat’s litter box from sight while entering through the front door. I liked the end result and it does it’s job but it was a fairly simple execution and I thought I could do better. In addition, I still had a spare coffee table just sitting out in storage in my garage. This table had a little shelf under it which I thought would be a perfect location for scattered shoes to find a home.
Because of this, I knew I wanted to try and revamp this project. I not only wanted to do it better, I wanted this bench to have a totally different purpose from the first one. So, I fashioned a new bench, using the same products: a coffee table and headboard, that has a completely different aesthetic and purpose.
I built this bench for someone else’s home and I love how it turned out. There are lots of different ways I could have gone about this project but I’m happy with the way I chose. I love that this bench has arms, which mine doesn’t. I think this makes it such a great place to encourage actually sitting and taking off/putting on your shoes. And, with a built in place to store said shoes, this bench is perfect for a mudroom or entryway.