I found this country style bench with heart cut outs in the sides. I can't pass up wood, no matter how outdated it may be. You can always use the parts and pieces, right?
Here you can see the bench.
Here is a close up.
I decided I could cut the heart out and the bench would still be solid enough to remain a bench.
I painted it with some Beach Glass by American Paint Co paint.
I added dark and clear wax to add some age. Here it looks splotchy and dark since I just applied it. You can see I didn't do the seat. You'll see why.
I cut some foam, angling the sides slightly. I chose a cute striped print I had in my scrap pile. I only needed a small piece for this bench.
I stapled it all around.
Then I used hot glue to apply a matching ribbon around the edge to cover up the staples.
It definitely doesn't look country anymore, does it?