Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Thrifted window seat cushions


In lieu of a rusted radiator, there's now a window seat in the bay window area of our living room. Built by my husband with storage underneath. The cushion covers are thrifted - the base fabric is a linen curtain from the 1940s - its wonderful brown trim was also salvaged and used on the pillows. Those are covered in upholstery fabric. First seen on a small armchair at a church flea market, being ripped by an overzealous dealer who wanted to know what was beneath. I dashed over and grabbed the torn slipcover, knowing that someday I could use it. It makes me happy to see it reborn and matched with green ticking on the window seat. Now my favorite place for morning newspapers and tea.

6 comments:

Aimee "Roo" said...

I love it! It looks like the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy yourself.

jenny vorwaller said...

totally gorgeous, i love that palette so much :)*

Delaleuverses said...

I can picture myself sitting there lounging with a cup of tea and writing on my journal :) Great pic!

Aga said...

what a seat!!!! fantastic idea. i love how light and airy it looks!!

i have a bay window as well. it gives any house such a character.

Jennifer said...

Thanks everyone! Not only was the previous centerpiece a scabrous old radiator, as I said, but the floor sloped downward and it all looked very shabby in the worst sense of the word. My husband Chris solved both problems at once by building the windowseat - and he put supports under the bay window outside. These are hidden by a huge shrub so no aesthetic harm was done.

Debra said...

I was searching on line for some idea on how to build a window seat and came across your beautiful seat. Absolutely gorgeous! Was curious if your handy hubby could give tips on how to build one for us learning ladies. Thank you ever so much.