Window Seat Makeover

DIY Window Seat Before

Our new home has some really cool features like this window seat under the skylight.  I can see the city from the window and I love sitting here in the afternoon when the sun is shining.  What I didn’t like was the blue hideous material!  It had to go.  Every morning I would wake up and look over thinking, I have to do something about that!  Well it turned out it was easier than I thought.  Here is the step by step.

Step One: Find some material

I wanted to use the old throw pillows because they are really comfortable and large ones like that can be expensive.  I had to find material to cover them with, I decided on felt, it was soft and had a great texture.

DIY Window Seat Step 1

Step Two: Measure out the pillow

For this step I simply took off one of the pillow cases and used it as a guide, once I had cut a piece of felt I then used that one piece to trace the rest.

DIY Window Seat Step 2

DIY Window Seat

Step Three: Pin and sew

After I had cut out all 4 pieces I pinned them together.  I don’t have a sewing machine so my friend helped me out on this step!  Phew!  Saved my fingers from hours of hand sewing.

DIY Window Seat Step 3

Step Four: Take off existing material

It was not as easy as I thought to take off this material!  Those staples were really in there!  I tried scissors, a staple remover and then finally started pulling the material which worked in the end.

DIY Window Seat

Step Five: Recover the window seat

To recover the window seat I bought a piece of black material.  I wanted the contrast in the room and couldn’t really have a pattern as our blanket for the bed has a large pattern.  I started by stapling each side in the middle and then working my way down each side.  Finally did the end, below, which was kind of like wrapping a present.

DIY Window Seat

DIY Window Seat

Step Six:  Pom Poms

I added pom poms to the pillows, you can see my pom pom DIY on the other pillow post.  I like the texture and extra colour the pom poms bring!

DIY Window Seat with Pom Pom Pillows

THE BIG REVEAL!  I am so happy to wake up to this window seat each morning and can’t wait to show you the rest of our bedroom DIY!

DIY Window Seat

 

TOTAL COST: $30

The only purchase was material and yarn.  I used pillows I already had to recover and the existing window seat material.

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