Ownership Submission
FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Graham Meredith M
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/03/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC [FBN]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC., 1 N. BRENTWOOD BLVD.
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
SrVP, Gen Counsel & Sec
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 2,043
D
 
Common Stock 3,500 (1)
D
 
Common Stock 8,000 (2)
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)   (3) 09/04/2016 Common Stock 10,000 $ 5.01 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)   (4) 02/03/2017 Common Stock 7,000 $ 5.27 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)   (5) 02/01/2021 Common Stock 4,000 $ 4.7 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)   (6) 02/02/2021 Common Stock 3,500 $ 4.59 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Graham Meredith M
FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
1 N. BRENTWOOD BLVD.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63105
      SrVP, Gen Counsel & Sec  

Signatures

Dianna J. Bisher, Attorney-in-Fact for Meredith M. Graham 05/07/2012
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Award of restricted stock which vests on February 2, 2014.
(2) Award of restricted stock which vests in three equal annual installments beginning on February 8, 2013.
(3) The option became exercisable as to 6,666 shares on September 4, 2010 and September 4, 2011. The remaining options are exercisable on September 4, 2012.
(4) The option became exercisable as to 4,668 shares on February 3, 2011 and February 3, 2012. The remaining options are exercisable on February 3, 2013.
(5) The option became exercisable as to 1,334 shares on February 1, 2012 and the remaining shares vest in two equal annual installments on February 1, 2013 and February 1, 2014.
(6) The option became exercisable as to 1,167 shares on February 2, 2012 and the remaining shares vest in two equal annual installments on February 2, 2013 and February 2, 2014.

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