I stained it with dark walnut and then painted it with a creamy white paint. I wanted to give it a weathered appearance so I removed some of the paint to reveal the stained wood.
Added a canvas pillow and basket for accessories and decided it would look great along the wall with my kids pictures.
I added their initials to their picture groupings to add a bit more interest. I simply printed off the letters in the font I wanted, traced them onto mdf board and cut them out on the scroll saw. A quick sanding, some stain and paint and they were ready to hang on the wall.
I think it looks much better, but I'll let you be the judge!
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