Bench for the foot of the bed:
This is a chair I have had since I was a little girl (hence it's small, but works for holding my clothes that take me a week to put away :)). I'd like to get a nicer one when I can find a good price, but it will do for now. I also made that "M" sign from a $3 Ikea frame, a 69-cent piece of craft paper, my printer and a sharpie!
This bench I got on craigslist as a place to hold our work shoes in the garage and a place to sit on to take them on and off. I just drew a grid on top with pencil as shown in the second picture, taped on the chevron pattern with painters tape, spray-painted it, removed the tape then erased the pencil marks on the white parts.
We have also been busy couch-shopping the past few weekends, but I still can't find anything I love. Unfortunately I have a very specific idea of what I want and I can't find it in stores anywhere. Hopefully we'll have more luck this weekend. I know Greg is super-psyched to shop again this weekend ;).