I found this plain storage bench on my oh so favorite thrift shopping website: CRAIGSLIST!  It was only $15.  I knew right away I wanted to do something different and funky to it.  I bought purple and black paint thinking I was just going to paint it.  However, after looking around on pinterest I thought about upholstering it.  My boyfriend kind of took charge.  He used to work at a furniture store.  It was pretty simple to do -- took about 2 hours. I love my new storage bench!!!