So here is what the windowsill looked like when we first bought our house:
Looked a little odd to me. The small wall next to the window was being completely under-utilized. I think the only thing I had were a couple of framed art (shocking, I know) on that wall. Plus, I needed a cushion for the bench, but it was a little deeper than a standard size bench cushion. Such a dilemma!
So we (a.k.a. my hubby) decided to build this built-in bookshelf:
It has potential! Now all I needed to do was paint it white, make a cushion, and decorate. Such fun!
And here is what it looks like today:
Ahh...much better! It's still a work-in-progress though. I am still trying to decide on what color/pattern fabric I should use to make curtains and coordinating pillow(s). But thankfully the major part is finished.
[I bought this black & white fabric at Walmart (it was on sale!) and covered some foam pads, that I cut out, stacked, and glued to some scrap wood we had. Then I stapled the fabric to the bottom of the wood to make it nice & taut.]
[A little Christmas pillow to add to the holiday decor. It says 'naughty' on the other side, but I was feeling in more of a "nice" mood.]
[I bought these baskets from Walmart for $10 each. They are fabric lined so that anything you put inside it won't get scratched. I also attached a little chalkboard name tag with some white satin ribbon. You can find out how to make the tags HERE.]
[Yes, even Snickers the dog has his very own basket!]
[Just some magazines that I enjoy reading from time to time. I also bought these magazine holders from Walmart for $5 each and used my handy dandy label maker for the labels. Better Homes & Gardens for inspiration & recipes, and Parents magazine for keeping this mommy sane!]
Here's another look at the transformation:
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be linking this project up here.
Happy Holidays! :0)