The container began life wearing a tacky (in my opinion) orange-gold color.
Like a good little goth, I painted it black. I used a hammered finish spray paint.
Then I cut a piece of foam (from an old memory foam mattress topper) to fit. A small bed pillow would also have worked.
I put the foam inside a black pillowcase for easy laundering.
I added a snuggly fleece throw, and Bean Sidhe climbed right in, resting her chin on the side. :-) Success! It looks great with my living room decor. I love it!