UM yep this is awesome!!!!! And It would cost me $5 plus a few hand me down 2x4 then a few more dollars on paint. Overall a cheap project and bragging rights. After construction I would make a bottom cushion and pillows that are Euro pillow shape with a few simple throw pillows. I would use a bring modern fabric to off set the shabby-chic look.
We've had a chair bench since we've lived here. This one is really colorful, maybe we should paint ours!