The open shelf unit is perfect for perfume bottles or other things that you use frequently.
I love, love,love the bench and the 3 cushions are pefrcet. I read your D.I.Y on constructing the bench from IKEA top shelves. My question (because I worry about these kinds of things LOL) do you worry about weight issues on the bench? Say you had 3 big blokes sitting there (just imagining) is it strong enough to potentially take 250 - 300 kilos?