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



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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