Sunday, May 27, 2012

Window Seat Progress! :-)

I have FINALLY made some progress on my window seat! You remember when I showed you this pic and said I would filling in that gaping hole and cutting the wood so it wouldn’t be sharp? Well I finished that part! Woo hoo!

how to build a window seat

This is a picture of the side of the white cabinet with the glass doors.   I attached a piece of wood to the side from the inside of the cabinet and the side of the drawers, so I’d have something to nail the front piece of wood to……

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Here’s the piece of wood I cut and attached to those pieces….

how to build a window seat

Here’s the front edge where it meets the drawers….there’s a small gap there, but I just filled it with a little caulk before I painted it. :0)

how to build a window seat

I cut the top piece of wood (I used MDF) that you will sit on and attached it to the top of the window seat.  This picture just shows you  one of the pieces laying on top. See how it sits on the ledger board I installed on the wall under the window sill.  You can see how I installed the ledger board HERE if you missed it.  I nailed the top into the ledger board and to the edges around the front of the drawer piece.

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Here is the top of the window seat all installed now! Yay! I also added a little piece of half round trim on the front edge of the MDF to hide the raw edge.  It has a couple of coats of primer on it in this picture. 

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Here is the hole all covered up now, painted out and hardware applied to the drawers!  I’ve also cut all the foam rubber to fit the window seat top.  Do you know what you cut foam rubber with?  An electric knife….it cuts like butter! :0)  It’s not just for carving turkeys anymore! lol

how to build a window seat

(sorry this pic is a little dark….it was getting dark outside, but I was anxious to show you how far I’ve gotten on the seat!

I’ll be working on the shelf that will span the top  next. It will go from the top of one cabinet, to the top of the next one.  Then there will be sewing….lot and LOTS of sewing! lol

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial day weekend!



Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You are just a wonder, girl! Looking good! We have been building a pergola all day....horrendous heat! ugh! More yard work tomorrow. ~Hugs, Patti

Leave It To Davis said...

Can't wait to see the finished project! It's looking GREAT so far!!! I am in love with it!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH is looking wonderful! What a great addition this will be in your home!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

You are doing such a beautiful job! I LOVE Window Seats! I'll be looking forward to your sewing project and finishing touches!!!
Have a fun weekend,

Susan said...

Missy, you window seat is gonna be gorgeous! I love the white cabinet. I just love the vignette on the top shelf. That rose plate with the two pink candles are so pretty! If I were you I would put some pink in all the shelves!! You have a beautiful home Missy!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Missy-you've worked so hard! It's all going to be worth it. :) Everything is looking fabulous.
These things don't happen overnight, do they?
Waiting patiently to see it all come together!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

It is looking great! I love window seats!

Keep up the good work!


Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Wow! You are doing a great job!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Missy!! Great work. Thank you for sharing. you are coming along quite well.

Perfectly Printed said...

Wow! I am so impressed! What great work you do!!


The Cottage Forum said...

Wow that's stunning!

Great handy work!

Could I be cheeky and ask you to share some of your designs on our new site the cottage forum.

Its a place for cottage owners and enthusiasts like you and your readers to discuss everything about cottages and interior design.

feel free to stop by and introduce yourself and promote your website as much as you want.



Marilyn said...

If I didn't know better, I'd think a professional carpenter did this work. You are amazIng!♥♫

Karen said...

WOW it looks stunning. I have only recently come across your blog and I am totally blown away and inspired by all of your work. You are such a talented lady Missy and I love looking at everything you have created.

L. Lady Charm said...

Looks good. Many pro`s should learn from you :) I mean it!

Fairfield House said...


Okay enough is enough! It's one thing to build a beautiful window seat but now you've gone and added drawers! I LOVE it. When you complete this project I want you to come stay with me -- I need an addition on the Fairfield House. hehehe

Your Friend,

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Great Job :)
and do not miss.....




It is FUN :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

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