this is brilliant! Easy DIY- a piece of wood, 4 legs (all of which are sold at home depot for around 5 dollars)- padding, and then staple pretty fabric :) - Could make a nice custom bench for the end of the bed.
Before you throw out that old dresser, create roll-away under-bed storage drawers. Love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens. Would be a great shoe storage idea. (wow great idea) Also repurpose the dresser for craft storage.