It's white and has corbels (love)!
The bench is made from two Hemnes TV consoles from IKEA (about $150 each) and some pine boards, stained to make the wooden top. Read here to get more details on how we put the bench together.
Then, the games began as we pieced together the upper storage unit. It was kind of like solving a puzzle. Starting with two 1x12 boards on each side (6 foot tall) and then a grid in the middle with 1x4's (different lengths).
Then, we built the shelves out of 1x12 boards (8 foot tall). Using the grids as support for the lower shelf, and 1x2's for the second shelf.
We added corbels from the Home Depot (they were about $9 each)...because I love them!
See the mitered perfectness...
We painted the whole thing (even the IKEA cabinets) with Sherwin Williams Extra White semi-gloss paint to match the existing trim in house (don't forget the FLOETROL). It took about three coats of paint...but we think it was well worth the effort! What do you think?
Each top "cubbie" is made to fit two Branas baskets from IKEA...with the dimensions of 9x9x9. I see a trip to Cincinnati in my future!
All in all...we did the calculations, and adding the cost of the cabinets, lumber, crown moulding, paint, corbels, and nails, it cost us about $600 do to the whole thing! Considering that this was an upgrade offered by our builder at $1700, we saved about $1100. I feel pretty darn good about that!