Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Christmas Present

Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted a window seat.  Our house had the perfect window for a window seat but it was never the priority project.  Lucky me, my dad and Ben built one over the Christmas break!  I love how it turned out!  The guys spent two days from start to finish, paint and all.  While they were building, my mom and I shopped for fabric and made the cushion and pillows.   Under the window seat is storage that we put books from an entire bookshelf in.  The front doors hide the books for a cleaner look.

Our living room used to be a bit of this and that with zero seating.  Now two bookshelves are removed, the computer desk is gone and it is a bit more like a living room.
I painted this rocking chair we had in the basement and hung family pictures where the bookshelf used to be.
I was really excited about the pillows.  Pillow forms range from $8-$20 so it would get pretty expensive to make 8 pillows.  I had the idea to buy the $2.50 standard bed pillows and push the stuffing tighter and sew across the top to make a square pillow instead of a standard bed pillow.  It didn't take much time and made a great and inexpensive pillow form. 

Thanks mom and dad for all your work and money!  Thanks Kevin and Laurel for the curtains!


Erin said...

That looks good!

Mike and Tanya said...

Michelle! I love it!! That is so cute! Your pillows are beautiful! I love how you can always make things look just as good or better and pay less. Makes me wish I was there with you!

amydear said...

Wow. It turned out so nice. I've always wanted a window seat too. I hope you enjoy reading in yours.

The Sommerfeldt Family said...

I love it all! That is a great idea for pillows. What a great Christmas present! I love all of your fabrics, I might have to copy you cause they'd match my house too:)

Emilee said...

I love the pillow idea! You are so creative and inventive.

Camille said...

Beautiful Michelle! What a creative mind you have :)