Over the weekend Garrett and I got working on a project that had been on our minds for some time. We’ve been looking for a bench that would give the dogs a window seat to look out at the street below and give us some much needed storage. When we couldn’t find anything that fit the bill we decided to take the plunge and build it ourselves.
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The wood side is very realistic and I could see why it would work so well with staining too.
We laid the board for the cushion base on top of the foam and used a marker to trace along the edges.
Garrett held it steady, while I carefully cut along the lines.
It fit perfectly when we were done!
We placed the upholstery fabric with the good side down, then the foam on top of that, followed by the board. If your fabric is thick like this upholstery, you should be okay, but for thinner fabric, I suggest doing a layer of batting first. Holding the fabric taut, we went around and stapled it on.
They jumped on it right away and settled in for some squirrel watching.
Be sure to take some time to check out some of the amazing projects from my fellow Behr DIY Experts. – there are some truly awesome and inspiring projects here that are sure to get you in the mood for a fun project to kick off 2015! And don’t forget to stop by the Facebook contest page for your chance to win a $500 VISA gift card!
DIY Key and Mail Holder by Elizabeth at Frugal Mom Eh!
Console Table in Blue Clay by Robin at All Things Heart and Home
The Cs’ Bathroom Refresh by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog
Small Entryway Makeover and Decorative Shelf with Hooks by Christine at The DIY Dreamer
Moody Built-In Shelves by Kim at NewlyWoodwards
Girls’ Bathroom Sneak Peek by Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Behr DIY Expert program and was provided Behr product for this project. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.
Amanda!! I’m oh so loving the DIY Window Seat Storage!!! Can I have it? hehe I bet your pups won’t part with it now. BEHR’s Blue Clay is such a fun shade, I have it too.. but I haven’t used it yet.
Andrea Juhasz-Hazadi says
They are so nice dogs ♥
The project is awesome 🙂 Well done!
Perfect project!!! Great tutorial and I LOVE Blue Clay! 🙂 (also, I’m in love w/ the pups!) xo
I absolutely LOVE window seats! I tried to make a “homemade one” for my bedroom and ones for the kitchen where the cats could sit and look outside too (didn’t turn out nearly as lovely as yours). Such a great idea though, great job!!
Elizabeth L says
Cute! I love that colour, its so pretty!
Hurray for projects that go smoothly. It pretty much never happens for us, either.
This looks awesome! I love that it fits your window perfectly and the pop of color is great.
chelsea jacobs says
Love the color you chose!
Great work! I am really impressed! The seat storage is gorgeous! Thank for sharing! Greetings, Storage New Malden Ltd.