Thanks for the inspiration Ana! My daughter wanted a custom size hall tree and bench with a light switch cut out - basically your plans with an ebony stained poplar seat and bead board backing (to match her wainscoting). I had a little crown left from another project so I added a little detail to the top shelf.....And a Couple of lower level Hooks for the grandkids coats! She loved it and it was fun to make!! Mike in Columbus, OH
Kilz2 primer/stain blocker interior white
Finish paint Behr marquee Semi gloss custom white to match room color.
Seat sanded to 400 all other areas to 220 before paint. Between seat coats of ur at hand used 0000 steal wool lightly with soapy water mixture.