Something about window beds is dreamy, no?
(Source: Coastal Living)
(Source: La Maison Miette)
(Source: La Belle Vie)
(Source: Decor Pad)
Maybe it’s the incredibly scenic views in these shots…
Well, this was our starting place after moving into our house.
Nevermind that burgundy and gold weren’t my thing…this seat was way too shallow to be comfortable or even SIT-able.
The base was just some shallow laminate cabinetry that the good hubs decided would be easy enough to bump out so we could expand this into a window bed.
He added some trim and moved the cabinetry to the front of the nook.
One plywood board and a bolt of fabric later and we were in business.
He painted the wood base white and knowing we would want to nook with our laptops, cut a hole for easy access to the outlet. (Mad love for this guy!)
Next I bought a piece of 3″ foam at Joanne’s and learned after they’d cut it to size that the $50 was per yard not per piece. OUCH. $180 buckaroos lighter I drove sickly home. (That’s the point where this ceases to be a “thrifty” tale.)
Already done in, we had a fabric shop cover the foam with a cream and pale blue tweed.
$160 I think it was for the fabric -on sale- and the upholstery job. I am so cheap this hurts me. Swallow.
But then it did look good!
So I tossed on some pillows.
And then a throw….
And then (because it’s a sickness) I rearranged the pillows and throw again…
See how we still have our storage space for games and stuff? We kept the same shallow cabinetry but you could extend it all the way back to the wall if you needed more space and wanted to buy/make deeper cabinets.
Amazingly, this is the most comfortable bed in the house. It fits me, hubs and the little guy all at once and I wouldn’t rather nap, read or work anywhere else in the house.
Here’s the Before and After comparison.
Now I just imagine there’s a dreamy mountain skyline or ocean view out that window…