I found this small bench at the goodwill store for $8. I liked it but I wanted to update it a bit. So, I unscrewed the seat and sanded the wood.
I bought some spray paint - Krylon High Gloss in White ($5).
I bought some new foam for the cushion ($6) and a 1/4 yard of fabric I liked ($4). I ripped off the old fabric by removing the staples and re-upholstered it with the foam and new fabric. I secured the foam and fabric by using a staple gun. And, here is the finished bench.
It now sits at the end of our bed in the master bedroom. I really like how the fabric on the bench complements the bolster on our bed.
Total cost for this quick and easy DIY: $18! Sometimes, it is all about the little things!