I love this idea for the top of the stairs nook -- a perfect sitting area for little ones & adults plus added storage.
Entry 2 - combine 1 &2. Would like center section padded with pillows and a thin cushion, but leave under the bench open for shoes/boots. Matching baskets in cubbies above. Sitting area only wide enough for one, and sectioned off from 2-3 coat hooks on either side.
Mudroom. Storage Ideas for Mudrooms. #Mudroom
Build a Mudroom Bench from an Old Dresser - So Creative! - The Weekend Country Girl on Remodelaholic
Old dresser bench
Upcycled Drawers To Shabby Chic Side Tables - this could make a good prop at a craft fair