Window Bench With Storage
I always loved window benches and the bay window in my living room looked perfect for a comfy bench.
My husband and I decided to build it ourselves.
We started off by building the skeleton.
We added the front panel from inside so the squares would be visible.
Hinged the lids and used filler for any visible cut.
I started painting. We decided to paint the front panel and top with different colours. The colours used are: Misty Mink for the top and Melrose Abbey for the front (Valspar).
Added some Poppy stencils (Annie Sloan) and sewed big cushions.
View from the top.
Gave a distressed look using "Luminous eye shadow" finishing (by van Gogh). Then used clear varnish.
Only thing left now is to find the right fabric to cover the cushions.
Published November 21st, 2016 12:18 PM
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Dobi on Jan 17, 2017I think that our next project will actually be our bay window! it is very small, but that is where I have most of my plants because they love the western exposure! My hubby just said this past week that he was thinking of expanding the bay window!!! I really want a window seat. I grew up with one in our dining room in my parent home, and...gasp... our bay window is in our dining room! karma! anyway we are in the process of redoing our front bath right now, but as soon as that is done, it is one to the bay window!!