After seeing coffee table-turned-benches in blogland, I decided to try one of my own. I had a pretty heavy coffee table that I picked up at a thrift store just waiting to be transformed into something wonderful. I knew I wanted to put the bench at the foot of our bed and since our bedding is fairly busy I needed to keep it simple. I covered the top of the coffee table in 3″foam and batting over the top of it. Then I stenciled and painted our anniversary date onto a canvas drop cloth. Easy peasy. I attached it to the coffee table with my handy staple gun (my second favorite tool after my hot glue gun) and voila…a beautiful one-of-a-kind addition to our bedroom.