Thursday, June 28, 2012

Window Seat is Almost Done...Take a Look!

I'm sorry I've been missing in action a lot lately....I'm having terrible computer issues! :-/  I usually use Live Writer to write all my blog posts, but it won't even let me on without a mandatory update, but it won't update either.  I'm having to write this post through blogger, and let me tell you it takes about 20 times longer to do anything on here!  If anyone knows the fix for updating live writer please let me know...I just keeping getting errors! UGH! 

Okay...now on to the window seat! :)  Ya'll know how my dining room started...VERY formal!

Then I got these from the old 1916 house that was on our church property....it was torn down last year, and that's where this project started!



Then we were at this point....





Here's where I am today....


The shelf is just a long board thats 12" wide...I laid it across the top of the two end cabinets, and put L-brackets along the back edge on top, into the studs in the wall. I put the L-brackets on the top, so you wouldn't be able to see them, then I'll paint them out with the wall color once the room is painted. I'll be installing some wainscoting 2/3rd of the way up before I do any painting though.
The arch was just a very long, wide board that I cut an arch into and put a piece of very flexible screen molding on the bottom, to cover the raw edge. I put it up with L-brackets under the shelf it sits in front of. . I also put a piece of trim at the top of the arch that extends over onto the cabinets for a more finished look.


I built two little boxes to set on top of each of the cabinets (see above) to take up the space between the cabinets and bulkhead. I'll be putting up crown molding there so it'll have a nice transition from the cabinet to the bulkhead.

Next post I'll show you some of the sewing I've been doing.  This has been a long project, but I think it's going to really be worth it when it's all done. It's already my favorite new place to sit in the house! :)

Until then, this where we are. :)  OH, see that fountain sitting on the window seat?  It was a Mother's Day gift from my honey...I FINALLY got it hung up outside above my little bench on the front patio, it's been sitting on the window seat for a while! lol  I have also taken down those curtains you see below too.  Boy oh boy do I have a TON of fabric right now, just waiting to become pillows, curtains and more.  Those curtains in the picture are long GONE!


See you guys soon!  Please say a prayer I figure out what's going on with window live writer...this blogger posting is for the birds!

Blessings and hugs!
Missy

13 comments:

Cindy said...

Missy! It's looking so cool! I love the whole thing and the way it all ties together... I can't wait to see what fabric you put on the cushions. I've always thought window seats were the best thing ever! Great job! And good luck with live writer, i don't even know what the heck it is... but i'm sure you'll figure it out, especially with these other amazing bloggers feedback...

Cindy

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Ohhh, I'm so sorry you're still messing with WLW. How I wish I knew what to tell you. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling it?

Your window seat is fabulous! You've worked hard, but it's such an addition to your beautiful room Missy!

keep me posted on the WLW problem, ohhh how I would NOT want to blog in blogger.
gail

Marilyn said...

Hi from HOT and burning Colorado. It is very sad around the state-not just in the mountains. There was a huge fire this past Monday out on the eastern plains that burned so many acres that it is the second largest in area this year. And all the homes that have been lost in the mountains...we need less wind, cooler weather, and our monsoons to come early.

Your work is always amazing! I am in awe every time you show us something! Take care.♥♫

Made In The South said...

Just saw what you posted in Susie's Blog... I did not get to go this time, but I'll be happy to pick ya up if i get to go next year! I'd love to really "meet" ya!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Oh I love your progress. Great work! I can't wait to see your sewing!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is turning out so great, Missy...can't wait to see the sewing projects, too! You inspire me to try making things!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girl you are my hero! Firt you inspire me to add trim over all of my doorways now this. Wanna come to my house :) Great job girl and can't waut to see the finished product. Beautiful already~

Karen H said...

Missy, the window seat is amazing! I can't believe you made that out of those blue cabinets! And the wainscoting will look gorgeous! I love wainscoting! I can't wait to see the room all finished.

Oh, and good luck with your Live Writer problem. Wish I could help you to repay you for all you've done for me! :)

Made In The South said...

loved your comment..LOL. Well I guess you would be a little outta my way, but I have never been to KY. One day we will get together. I planned on going, but was given a job offer that I could not turn down. Thats why my poor blog has been just sitting there. I miss ya'll but hope to get back in a routine of catching up on the weekends. Its hard because we go almost every weekend to our place in Mississippi and there is no internet service back in the woods. LOL
Have a FABULOUS weekend,
Melissa

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Missy,
Your project is looking great! You should be proud of your efforts.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Missy

It's looking great! I have always wanted a window seat....I may have to make one happen one day soon!

Deanna

Kristin said...

ohh my gosh Missy I love your window seat. So adorable. My whole house them is going to be cottage/farmhouse mix lol. We had to reno a home last year and we are still in the process but things are coming along. Due to lack of finances I have learned a ton about DIY projects yay. I am loving it

limestone columns said...

That Mother's Day gift is nice. It will good on any bench.

Good luck to your live writer! I really don't know what it is!

- Herman Swan

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