Don't you just love the orangey-brown wood, and the green cushion? Even if the cushion was leather, it still had to go. I mean, that color combo is SO 1994 (say that in your best valley-girl voice).
With black paint and bright fabric, this is what I came up with.
The bottom could easily hold a couple of baskets for shoes in an entry way, or toys in a play room, or extra blankets in a bedroom.
I wonder if 15 years from now this color combination will be like, so 2010!