26 January 2010

Wishing For A Window Seat

I have always loved windows seats....but none of our homes ever had the right space to build one...until now.

We are in the midst of a dining room makeover...and we're adding a...you guessed it...window seat.

But...seems how the window seat was lookin' a bit lonely...we thought we'd add some built-in bookshelves to the mix. I can't wait for this project to be finished...I'm gonna fill those shelves with ironstone and baskets galore....I'll keep you updated on the progress.

And now for a red sofa update....

I have now finished the loose cushion covers {13 broken needles later}.....11 in all...

now onto the couch slipcover....yikes.


32 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. This is EXACTLY what I've been wanting to do in my dining room. We rent, so I'm still working on that, because I want it to be sturdy, but don't want it to be permanent. Can I come live with you? I PROMISE to help with the chickens. (I can't have those either, right now.)

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. That built-in is going to be awesome! We are just about to embark on something very similar around our fireplace. How exciting! I can't wait to see yours finished and all loaded up. It is going to be fantastic! ~mary~

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  3. Your window seat is going to be great. And I love the built in bookcases.

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  4. Oh my friend...you are one busy girl...please come visit me when you are done..I need your talented touch. xoxoxo

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  5. That is going to be awseome. I love a good window seat, and that will be perfect. Love all the projects~
    Bristol

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  6. Andrea,

    Oh how I dream of a window seat like that...I love your ambition to get all of these projects done. It will beautiful when you are done, I am sure!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  7. i can't wait to see that all finished up Andrea...your vision sounds lovely!!!

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  8. That is going to be fabulous!!! Wow you guys are busy over there with projects galore huh?
    You're heading to the finish line on the slipcover....you can do it...you can do it... you can do it... :o) big smiles!!

    Shellagh

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  9. what a fun time of transition!!

    Can't wait to see more.........!

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  10. I can't wait to see it all finished it's going to be perfect, lucky you (; Good luck with the couch, I guess thats why it costs so much to have the slipcovers made, it's alot of hard work!
    Hugs~Kelly

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  11. ohh I love the built ins and the window seat will be perfect!!

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  12. window seats are always so charming!
    i've just been perusing your shop...oh my, there are so many things i "need" from there! :)

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  13. HOw come one project always turns into more? ;) I can't wait to see it finished!

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  14. Now that's a dining room redo!!! I've been whining about how much work it is to switch rooms around and paint some chairs and here you're building a window seat and built ins...sheesh, I guess I better quit complaining! Oh I can't wait to see those shelves filled with baskets and ironstone, too cool!!!

    :) T

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  15. I'm sure that your room will be fantastic! I saw a gorgeous table in the first photo!
    Federica
    xoxo

    P.s. I really would like to make a post about your beautiful online shop!

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  16. I hope you will love my post today...
    Federica

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  17. Andrea amor, you lucky duck :) It is going to be beautiful and when you add all your treasures to it..we will all be smiling... alil green...but still smiling for you! Congrats on the sofa redo...I still bow to you and your persistance to finish... I think I would have given up after the first broken needle lol :) Besos, Rose

    ps...Thank you for your birthday wish...you and everyone else just made my whole week...I couldn't stop smiling :)

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  18. You are one brave girl!!!

    Can't wait for more updates.

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  19. Ohhh, PERFECT! With the bookcases around it, when you sit on that fab seat, you'll have a place to rest your back.

    I've always wanted a window seat, but same deal here - no good window for one. Enjoy yours...

    Hugs,

    Kate

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  20. I can't wait to see the finished photos
    it's gonna look great
    and I can't wait to see what u fill the book shelves with
    I am sure it will be grand!

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  21. Tip: when sewing home dec projects (heavy fabrics, multiple layers, and trims together) use a higher needle size 16 or denim needle their much less likely to break easily.

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  22. Tip: when sewing home dec projects (heavy fabrics, multiple layers, and trims together) use a higher needle size 16 or denim needle they are much less likely to break easily.

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  23. That's going to look so great!~ Can't wait to see the couch when it's all done:) Man you have a lot of projects!

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  24. Wow that already looks way better. And everyone needs a window seat! Just ask my cat, he has several :)

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  25. It's going to look so wonderful, Andrea. Wow! p.s. good luck on finishing the sofa slipcovers - you are sew ambitious!

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  26. oh glad I stopped by I know this will beautiful when you are finished...keep going with those slipcovers...God Bless. xoxo Laura

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  27. I love window seats as well. I'm sure it will look gorgeous when you are done. I am dying to see the slip covers, you are so brave.

    xxx, Michelle

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  28. Andrea, I love the built-in! Can't wait to see it finished. You must be sick of slipcovering! But stick it out, you are almost there! My blogging friends are inspiring me right and left tonight!
    Love, Sherry

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  29. WOW! I can't believe the projects that you undertake! Amazing! I can't wait to see what your window seat/shelves look like when they're finished. It sure seems the plans are really fun!

    I can't wait to see your couch! You've been working hard!

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  30. This is going to be the BEST. I am impressed that you are doing it yourself. We are undertaking a similar project, turning a parlor into a library. I did the same project in a previous house and I KNOW it sold the house. When I bought the house, I went through my file of pictures and ALL of them had wallsof booksehlves- I knew I had to have them. So, the same contractor is going to do a repeat in this house...and maybe add a Murphy bed.

    I am loving your blog!

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  31. It's going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see it all finished and decorated!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  32. Oh, I'd love to have a wall of bookshelves and a window seat to curl up to read in!!

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