Window Seat

One of the first posts I did was a tour of my home. In the den Marley’s room, The Capt. made a wonderful window seat that turns into a hide-a-bed.
You can take that tour here.

I told you that I would be posting how he made the window seat at a later date, so here it is!

When we bought our house, the previous owners left their couch. It wasn’t my style or color but it was a good quality Ethan Allen couch that had the most comfortable hide-a-bed in it. It is a queen size mattress with springs and thick enough that you don’t feel the bar across the middle.

We decided to take the couch apart and just keep the bed and cushions. I knew just what I wanted to do with them.

In our den, we have a big window looking out to the front yard and I wanted to put a window seat there.

We searched for some shelves to go on either side of the window and we found the perfect ones on clearance at Lowes.

The Capt. built a box out of MDS to hold the hide-a-bed frame and we painted it to match the color of the shelves.

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I wanted this room to be kind of retro, so I bought some designer fabric on Ebay to cover the old couch cushions.

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This is one of my favorite rooms in the house and we get so many complements on our window seat. I love the fact that this room becomes an extra bedroom when we have a house full of company.

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And since we have had Marley, he has taken over this room. I just put a cushion on the back of the bench and it is a perfect window seat for him as well. He lays there and looks out the window to see what is going on.

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He doesn’t even have to give up his window seat when the bed is opened.

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That’s how I recycle!

Have a blessed weekend.

I am linking up here:

Monday

Market yourself Monday at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Monday link up party at Making The World Cuter
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
It’s So very creative at It’s So Very Cheri
A marvelous mess at Marvelously Messy
Newbie Mondays at Debbiedoo’s
Creative Corner Blog Hop at Cherished Handmade Treasures

Tuesday

Topsy Turvy Tuesday at I’m Topsy Turvy
Get your craft on at Today’s Creative Blog
Take a look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts
Show me what ya got at Not Just A Housewife
A Bowl Full Of Lemons
Tout it Tuesday at Claiming Our Space
home decorating and organizing link party at Organize Your Stuff Now
Uncommonly yours at Uncommon Creating the
Tuesdays Tutorials at Kurtz Corner

Wednesday

Look what I made at Creations by Kara
Lil Luna link party at Lil Luna
Wildly Original Roundup at I Gotta Create
whimsical Wednesday blog hop at Random
Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family
Time for a party at Fine Craft Guild

Thursday

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage (Wed night)
Hookin up party at House of Hepworths (Wed night)
Dog gone dirty craftin at Rhinestone Beagle
Made you look at Made in a Day

Friday

Frugal Friday at Shabby Nest (Thur night)
Friday flair at Whipperberry
Friday fun party at Craftionary
Fancy this Fridays at Truly Lovely
TGIF at Two Sasters
Freedom Fridays at My Turn (For Us)

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11 Comments

  1. wow what a great seat love love love it

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  2. What a great job! I have always liked window seats and wanted one in my kitchen for years. Thanks for sharing with the party.

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  3. Great idea! I love the dual function room. I have to make every room in our home serve at least one function. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Wow! You did a great job! I love it. Stopping by from the Newbie party. HUGS sweet friend.

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  5. that’s a truly amazing one of a kind piece! great idea!

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  6. Christina at I Gotta Create!

     /  August 25, 2012

    Fabulous idea! I can see why you love that room.
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! ❤ Christina

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  7. I want one of these in my house!!! Love that it folds up into a window seat!!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! We featured it today!!! http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2012/08/fancy-this-features-90/

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  8. I love the way you recycle~
    Pat

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  9. BRILLIANT!!! I don’t have a guest room, but would LOVE to have something like this in my office so I could read, craft, etc… AND fit a guest!!! NEXT house!

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