The reason I wanted it was because it looks so similar to a bench that belonged to my Grandmother. This is a picture of her bench below:
As you can the main differences are the color, the cushions, and also the back on the original is flat while the mini is curved. I'll definitely be staining the entire bench a darker color to match the original. I'll also have to search to see if I can find some sort of matching material for the cushions. I wonder if there would be any way to remove the top piece of wood and perhaps replace it with a skinny stick? But if the only difference ends up being the back of the bench then it won't bother me too much.
The mini itself is going to be a part of the fireplace scene that I am making for my Dad. Here's a pic that I've shared before - you can't see it very well, but the bench is in front of the fireplace.
So what do you think?