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DIY Window Seat

By: Amanda Magnus

This week I decided it was finally time to complete a project I have been wanting to make for well over a year now. It partly hadn’t gotten done because I needed Brian’s help with most of it. So my project quickly turned into his project. 🙂 I’ve always loved window seats and never actually had one. Well our current house had the perfect spot to put one so we finally made it happen!

Well over a year ago now I had found this pinterest post on how to make a window seat. So this is what we used to help guide us through the process. The first step was to take off the floor trim in the area we planned to build the window seat. While taking off the floor trim I found some wall paper that must have once covered our walls! I don’t think we will be going back to this look anytime soon!

Our space to begin with.

Wallpaper that was behind the trim board.

Once the trim was off then it was time for Brian to measure out the 2×4’s and get them cut to size and put into place!

Porter was helping with the measuring!
Getting closer!
It even served as a great play space for day. 🙂

Once Brian had it framed in next was to put the front and top on. We used sanded plywood for the front and then added trim pieces to give it more of a finished look. For the top we used 3/4″ plywood cut into two pieces so it wouldn’t be so heavy to take the top off if we want to use the inside for storage.

Front and top on!

To finish it all up I got some white paint to paint the front since the wood was all unfinished.

Plenty of room for storage!

All that was left to do was to upholster the tops! I got some 3″ thick foam and cut it to the size of the tops. I had some extra batting laying around from quilts I had made so I wrapped that over the top of the foam and around the board. And then over the foam and batting I wrapped the fabric I had picked out. We secured the fabric to the back with a heavy duty stapler. And Brian added a piece of 2×2 board to each seat bottom to prevent it from sliding once it’s in place.

You can see the 2×2 piece and this is how I laid everything on top of my fabric and then just wrapped and stapled.
The finished product!
Our space after!
Another after photo.

So there you have it! An easy DIY window seat that can double as storage. It doesn’t get much better than that! Let us know what you think of window seats. Love them or hate them?


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