Tom and I have been eyeing an antique mahogany bench listed on Craigslist. I know the plan was to search for and find an antique church pew for the entry bench, but when I saw this one listed, I was just smitten with it.
(Ignore the floral bench pad...we'd be tossing that)
We would be displaying it like this instead:
This shot shows how the bench seat lifts up for shallow storage.
We called the person who listed it tonight, a very nice older lady, and when we told her that we were first-time home owners starting out, she and I were able to come to an agreement on price. We're picking it up this Saturday at 11. Hooray!!!