I remade the cushion for the bench. The fabric I had selected was really thin and needed a little extra umph, so I stipple quilted it tightly all over with batting and muslin, added side panels and wrapped it around the foam with more batting sandwiched inside. I then pulled the fabric through slats that were in the top of the bench and stapled it to the inside.
The box is a covered milk crate using this handy tutorial from paint in my hair and will be a drop spot for all things coming or going.
Two hooks from anthropologie and our bags have a home right under the rockets and robets. P and S for our last initials!
Just a few more things to help organize this cluttered chaotic area and I think my life will finally be complete (until I move onto the next room).