Ok, I just had to add one pretty painted thing, but no, that's not where we are going today...
now check out these for some brilliant ideas...
And, if you remove and drawers for some reason in your splendid renovations, well, it's a doggie bed!
I like these rather boho seats, especially the ones that integrate a side table, once it would've been good for a telephone table but I think my family are like the only humans left with a land line! Still, it is nice to at least sit when you are talking on the phone ;-)
This renovation by http://www.michaelbaisdennow.com/french-dresser-bench/
Or a kitchen work station?
You can get full instructions on how to do it here
But my personal favourite are these glamorous bunny hutches. What a fabulous idea!