Thursday, April 19, 2012

Window seat update…

window seat

I’ve got an update on my window seat for you guys! :0)  In the above picture you can see the big gap to the left of glass front cabinet. (it’s kind of hiding behind those tubs, but look close and you can see there’s 4” gap)  I knew I would have to put a spacer in there, so I cut a 2 x 4 the height from the floor to the ceiling.  I removed the toe molding on that wall too.  

how to install a spacer

Since you’ll never see the back of the 2 x 4  I decided to use L-brackets to attach it the wall. I was very lucky and hit a stud, if I hadn’t hit a stud, I would’ve had to use some drywall anchors. I used 4 L-brackets up and down the piece of wood….it needed to be super sturdy!  I used a level to make sure it was nice and straight too!

how to install L brackets

I put the cabinet back in it’s place and screwed it from the inside of the cabinet into the side of the 2 x 4.  I’ll eventually show you why I put the 2 x 4 all the way to the ceiling…there’s a method to my madness! lol


how to build a window seat

Here’s a picture a little closer up….you see I’ll have to caulk the crack, but at least the big gap is gone now.  :0)

how to build a window seat

I put a spacer on the other side too, but I didn’t figure you needed to see it twice! lol

I’ll show you how I’m going to fix the big hole here next! It’s not going to have that big sharp point sticking out either….that’ll be cut off at an angle.

how it install a spacer for cabinets

It’s coming together….slowly, but surely!

I bought a BUNCH of fabrics for curtains, pillows etc. that I want to show you soon….I need opinions!  :0)

Hope you guys have a blessed week!



Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I can't wait to see what's next, Missy! Such a great project!

Karen H said...

Missy, I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve.... you are just SO talented!

Peggy said...

Good morning, Missy! And how are you today? It will be so exciting to see the finished window seat. I guess I had better get a move on.... I need to finish an article as today is my deadline and I am just not feeling the love... maybe a pastry from Panera will help out, I already have the coffee! :) Talk to you later!! Have a great weekend if I don't "talk" to you before then!! :)

Marilyn said...

What can I say? Lookin' good, my friend.♥♫

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It must thrill your husband that you are so talented in the carpentry department! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!~Hugs, Patti

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Missy, I just found your blog and I'm glad, otherwise I wouldn't know how creative you are. I will come back to see how you finish your window seat area. I invite you to show your work at Your Cozy Home Party which is each Mon. night through Thurs. night. Details on my blog. Good luck with your project!--------Shannon

Leave It To Davis said...

Thought you must have fallen off the face of the earth....glad you're still with us!

So clever you are!!!! It's going to be fabulous, I can tell. Please don't ever remove your blog because when I get tired of my dining room like it is, I may just try to do this myself, if I'm not too old to hold a hammer anymore!!! Great you think of these things!!!

Fairfield House said...


Hope things are well in Kentucky and that you are just busy with church, friends, family and home. Your window seat is coming along nicely. I know it will look fantastic when it's completed. All your projects do.


A Southern Rose said...

It looks great! I'm ready to learn how to use some power tools. ;)

Lee Laurie

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