Here's the whatchacallit redo! Two coats of white paint, sanding and natural muslin seat covers. DONE!
I read the "numerous" comments (where is everyone?) Great ideas, I must say.... Thank you for taking the time to brainstorm with me!
When I purchased this weird piece, I thought it was confessional seating and I'm not Catholic! What do I know?
I was told this piece is a KISSING BENCH. What? The couple needs extra long necks and forget embracing while smooching! Giggle.
For now, it rests at the foot of our bed. It's better suited for putting on socks rather than kissing, but I love the novelty of this bench.
I envisioned it in front of our fireplace, but it's over 100 degrees in Los Angeles, so maybe it will find it's way downstairs to the fireplace when we have cooler weather.
(Even though my husband dislikes this bench, I saw him sitting on it the other day!)