I saw this makeover, by Deme of Fresh Coat of Paint, on Young House Love, and was so impressed! She started out painting subtle gray ombre stripes on the walls, and then nestled a cozy bench in the corner with some colorful pillows. Fresh paint on the table and chairs breathed new life into an old set, and she brightened up the walls with some framed DIY artwork. The bench even has storage in the seats for craft supplies!
(Images: Fresh Coat of Paint)