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Double Duty: Movable Window Seat or Bedroom Bench

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In my house – I have this space above the foyer,  it is a hallway that connects two bedrooms, we call it “the bridge”.  It adds architectural character to the foyer, but has no real use.  It is basically an unused space, except when I have to vacuum the carpet. It is the only action the area sees besides the cat napping.  I haven’t done much with the space as I didn’t want to clutter it up in my effort to add some interest, but it needed something.

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If you have been following my blog  and remember the kitchen banquette, I decided to make a bench like I made for the kitchen.  It is a smaller version and not attached to the wall so that the bench could be moved on a decorating whim- somewhere else.  It is not just pretty, it can be useful, too.   It performs double-duty!

 I made the cushion by simply covering a piece of foam gift-wrap style with a piece of fabric.  Use pins to secure on the underside.

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After

This is it’s home most of the time, but it has another life-

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Prest-O Change-O 

The window seat  becomes a bedroom bench in my guest room, a nice place for guests to place their luggage or their bottom.

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I just slide it to it’s two locations. Super simple, so versatile.

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Useful in the Bedroom

Movable Window Seat

Pretty in the Hallway, the cat doesn’t seem to mind as long as he has a sunny spot to take a nap.

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To make it.  I measured the window width and then created a box with plywood.  It has no back, just two braces made from scrap wood.  I added a half-round piece of trim around the top, right under that is crown molding.   Baseboard molding and a decorative embellishment I found in the VanDyke’s catalog give the basic box some style.  A few coats of paint and I was done.

Inside-of-Window-SEat

I am linking this project to:

Make it For Monday – Cottage Instincts

Metamorphosis Monday – Between Naps on the Porch

A Soft Place to Land

I Made it Without My Hubby – Shanty 2 Chic

Trash to Treasure – Reinvented

The Inspired Room

The Shabby Nest

 

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19 Comments

  1. OH! I LOVE this project!!!!
    I am so so so glad I met you in Baltimore! I would’ve never found your blog otherwise….
    It was really great getting to know you over some over-priced Yuenglings ;)