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.
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.
This is it’s home most of the time, but it has another life-
The window seat becomes a bedroom bench in my guest room, a nice place for guests to place their luggage or their bottom.
I just slide it to it’s two locations. Super simple, so versatile.
Pretty in the Hallway, the cat doesn’t seem to mind as long as he has a sunny spot to take a nap.
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.
I am linking this project to:
The Shabby Nest