Update! she choose the Beast. Said he was perfect the bench of her dreams.
A friend of mine saw a bench my husband had built and wanted one to put at the foot of her bed. However, she thought the one she was looking at was too pretty. Not quite rowdy enough for her. She wanted a beast with a few rough edges and some hulk to him.
So here is the beast. Made of reclaimed wood with all his scars from his former life and nail heads showing. No pretty paint for him.
Here is beauty. She is painted a light dove grey. Her bench is smooth and no nail holes showing on her unblemished surface. Her style is a little more graceful and refined.