Mango liked it even before I did any changes. She immediately jumped up and made herself to home.
I chose a nice thick foam so it would be comfortable, and a greeny, turquoise leaf print fabric. I knew I would be painting it white, since I had white paint left from my last chair project. Even after finishing, I still have lots of paint left. Sounds like I need to find another piece of furniture....
A few coats of paint and some staples later, the final product:
Mango is definitely a fan. Whenever I go outside to take care of the plants, she plops herself on her bench to watch my every move. I think this is my favorite project yet. It's the perfect size for the space, and is a pretty little surprise in an area I would never think to put anything unless Mango had given me the idea! Thanks, kitty.