Built In Window Seats

I’ve learned a few things in my short time as an adult. One of those things is that the saying “when Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” is 135.74% true. So when Momma wants built ins, you make her some built ins.
My Mom has been going through her house (against Dad’s will) and repainting and rearranging and buying new furniture and all that stuff. It really looks a ton better. Once she got her kitchen painted, she wanted me to make her some built ins in her breakfast nook. Totally cool. Except for I was about to start working on my bathroom remodel. I figured out real quick that that wasn’t going to work out very well since Momma wanted her benches….like now.
So I took some time off the bathroom (it’s still not done by the way) and finished her built ins this weekend. Now she’s happy (and so am I 😉 ).
This was her space before:
In the link below, I will show you how I went about making the custom built ins, but I started with the corner pieces. They look kind of weird, but it'll make sense later.
Once the cabinets were dry fitted together, we moved them to my parent's house and got them installed.
Once they were installed, Mom painted them and I added the tops. You will seriously not believe the difference these built ins made in the space. Check out all the GORGEOUS "after" photos in the link below. This is seriously one of my favorite projects I've ever done.
Here is a teaser for you, but be sure to check out the rest in the link!

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  • Los6674666 Los6674666 on Oct 03, 2016
    Your mom is the happiest mom on earth right now! Amazing transformation! Thx for sharing.

  • Maureen Maureen on Oct 05, 2016
    Awesome job...seats a lot of people..I can't wait to see it with the table you're going to make:-))