I work part time at Shoe Carnival, a discount shoe store. I unload shipment Tuesday mornings in the back stockroom. I'm usually by myself and one morning I was browsing around all the junk and old store fixtures we have piled up back there. I came across this old shoe bench...the kind I remember from the department stores my mother drug me to to buy school shoes each year. It had never been used in my time working there, so I figured it had been sitting idle for quite awhile. I called my manager and told him I wanted it. He laughed but said he couldn't see why it would be a big deal.
So I did what any scavenger would do... I took it!
It came complete w/ unbroken mirrors on the sides and everything!
I knew right away that I wanted it to be a bench at the foot of my bed...for putting shoes on in the morning, of course!
I primed and spray painted it black and reupholstered the cushion w/- what else?-houndstooth fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby on clearance! I was going to remove the mirrors completely and put something else there, but I thought nah- go w/ the original!
Now, nevermind the boxes - I AM in the middle of packing! But here it is, at the foot of my bed :)