I'm so sorry I didn't note the price--I think it was something like $225. As I often look for in my Finds, it's the kind of piece that's very versatile. This would look great in many places in a home. You could paint it or you could so leave it just as it is. It's small in scale, but useful, and made out of pretty wood. I like the little turned legs with stretchers. I know, it kinda reminds me of the rocking chair that was a Find just two weeks ago. I must be lovin' sweet furniture lately. Hey, we all need sweet, homey touches in our houses.
I'd leave the finish alone, put a cushion made out of a colorful contemporary graphic fabric with contrasting welting and I'd use it to sit down and take off my sneakers when I got home from the Teeter. Then I'd kick those sneakers underneath the bench till 45 minutes later when I head out once again!