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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
TOTAL COST: $30
The only purchase was material and yarn. I used pillows I already had to recover and the existing window seat material.