Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Window Seat Transformation

This window seat is one of my favorite parts of our home.  I love it.  When we moved in it had some spectacularly awesome 80's curtains that certainly did it no favors.  This is the first room we re-did and I'm pretty sure those curtains are the first things I took down.  (you can click on the picture to get the full effect of their lovliness.)

Before:

After:

I made the pillow covers and curtains out of the left over fabric from our couch.  I'll show you the couch later, but here is a close up of the fabric.
These curtains were the easiest I have ever made.  I just made rectangles with the decorative fabric and white cotton on the back.  For the 2 side windows, I took a strip of 1 x 2 and stapled the scratchy side of some adhesive velcro onto the front edge of it.  Then I had my hubby screw it up into the underside of the window frame.  I sewed the soft side of the velcro onto the curtains and stuck them on.  Now I can take them down to wash if I need to and they go right back up.  For the center window, there was already trim around the window, so I couldn't use a board to attach velcro to.  I ended up just stapeling it to the trim and it works like a charm.
And here is the window seat with more pillows.  My neighbor really likes it this way, but I think I like it with only 4 pillows instead of 6.
What do you think?

What have you done for Transform Tuesday?  Link it up!!

Here are the rules:
1.  Add the link to your blog post, not the address to your blog.
2.  Copy the html for the Messy Monday button and put it on your site or in your post.


 

3.  Check out what everyone else has done and leave them some comment love!

I'm also linking this to these sites.  Go check them out.

• DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land

• Talk About it Tuesday @ Blogger Chix Designs
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition
• Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
• We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
• Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Modern Craftswoman Monday @ Tools are for Women Too!

7 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for hosting. I love your window seat! What a great transformation. The fabric is beautiful. I want one!!!


-heather

Life in Rehab said...

Sarah, that's SUCH a difference! And I can't believe how easily you pulled it off!

Thanks for hosting another great party.

Lanie Ree said...

Hi. This is my first time linking up to your party. I'm linking a craft I made last night. It's for a blog swap, and the host is C.R.A.F.T. I'm not sure if she has your button. However, I'm putting it on my link party list page at my blog, Life in the Pitts.

I hope that works!

I look forward to linking up with you in the future.

Corinne said...

Very cool Sarah. I love that they can be pulled off so easily to be washed. :)

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Thanks for hosting! I love your new improved window seat! Those curtains are great!

Becca said...

What a transformation! I'd love it if you'd come link up at my Home and Family Friday Linky Party.

http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

Becca

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

What a difference!
Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory