My search led me to Sharon at Interior Image, who was kind enough to send me a link to this darling little bench she made:
It looks great in this bedroom:
I love the way its four posts relate to the bubbly candlesticks on the table next to it.
And the colorful, little pillow in the middle of the seat works in perfectly as an extension of the art collection on the wall above.
Sharon's creativity for constructing Headboard Benches didn't stop there.
She also made one out of this one:
Wonder if she whistled while she worked? :-)
The finished product is gorgeous!
The detail on this headboard looks so "cottage-on-a-tulip-farm-in-Holland" to me, which totally appeals to my heritage and my love for all things Dutch...
I also had the pleasure of meeting Miss Jean Martha at Renovation Therapy who blogged about this PHENOMENAL headboard she plans on turning into a bench in the near future:
I CAN'T WAIT to see how this one turns out! It's one of the prettiest beds I've ever seen, and would have snapped it up in an instant too.
Lastly, Sharon S. posted this incredible Headboard/Dining Chair "Bench-For-Two" on Craftster.org :
Does this bench ROCK or what?!
The color of the seat, and multi-colored wood "skirt" on the front are SO pretty.
If I was any more inspired, I'd burst! :-)