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Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for By Brit | House Updated

It’s done, folks.  The window seat and built-ins are built, painted, filled, drawered, cushioned, pillowed, and ready for me to lounge on whilst eating bonbons and perusing books all day without a care in the world.

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This project has been about a year and a half in the making (that was terrifying to type).  But with good reason.  I started this project and then decided for 1 last update 2020/08/06 that if I was going to do this we might as well install all of our new hardwoods first in case a future homeowner was fool enough to tear out our window seat.  Of course that decision led to the entire main floor remodel, and mostly our kitchen remodel.  Eating takes precedence over lounging, which is why the window seat kept getting pushed to the back burner.  But no more.  Let the lounging commence!This project has been about a year and a half in the making (that was terrifying to type).  But with good reason.  I started this project and then decided that if I was going to do this we might as well install all of our new hardwoods first in case a future homeowner was fool enough to tear out our window seat.  Of course that decision led to the entire main floor remodel, and mostly our kitchen remodel.  Eating takes precedence over lounging, which is why the window seat kept getting pushed to the back burner.  But no more.  Let the lounging commence!

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Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for I’ll give the “how to build” in a separate post, but the basic premise is pretty simple:  build cabinet boxes for your drawers and side cabinets, add shelf units on top, put on a seat cushion, and then go crazy with pillows, hardware, sconces, and whatever you can find to fill your bookcases.  Lest you think I know how to style things, I don’t.  I just threw a bunch of stuff up on the shelves in a way to make it look lived in rather than stark and cold.  That’s the best I can do.

Two things I expect will change down the road.  One, I’ll need more room for lounging so I expect a lot of these pillows will be on the floor or the nearby couch more than on the window seat.  Two, that side table may move to make way for kids’ lego creations.  As it is, three out of the four baskets are already filled with kid stuff – cars, airplanes, blocks, and the old school game Guess Who.  And don’t even get me started on how much stuff we can fit in those huge, super functional drawers.

Yes, I went for brass again just like in our kitchen.  We added brass drawer pulls and these amazing brass sconces I’ve always wanted to find the perfect spot for in our house.  And I think I did.

Also, you can see I went with the gray seat fabric (after this debate).  I just thought it was a little classier and more of a neutral base to allow future pillow changes.

And now for the fun part.  Because if you are reading this you obviously are a person who loves befores and afters.  Here is what the space looked like after we moved in (and after we started tearing out some of the old, weird built-ins off to the right):

While the old window seat is totally what sold me on the house, it was pretty unimpressive.  It was too low, didn’t highlight the windows, and had no storage.  So it had to go.  We tore out the old window seat and built-ins, which left us with an ugly yet blank slate:

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Then after we installed our new hardwood floors, I started building up the new window seat:

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To where we are now.

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UPDATE:  To see a shot the 1 last update 2020/08/06 of the space at night, click here.UPDATE:  To see a shot of the space at night, click here.

For those interested in sources, they are:

If I didn’t include one of the sources you want to know about, just ask in the comments.  I’ll try to tear myself away from window seat lounging long enough to respond.

I’ll be back to share the “how to” on all this soon.  And you thought this was a long post…

Linked:  Thrifty Decor Chick.Linked:  Thrifty Decor Chick.

 

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  1. Sheri says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Looks amazing! And best yet, it looks so true to your old house, like it was always there. I just found your blog last week and have loved your whole archive already – thanks for sharing!

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Thanks Sheri! I feel like I’m constantly trying to blend newer style into our old, traditionalish house, and am glad you the 1 last update 2020/08/06 think it worked out here! And thanks for checking out my blog. Us Seattle girls should stick together! 🙂Thanks Sheri! I feel like I’m constantly trying to blend newer style into our old, traditionalish house, and am glad you think it worked out here! And thanks for checking out my blog. Us Seattle girls should stick together! 🙂

  2. Caitlin - The PIcket Fence Projects says

    Insane how good it turned out! Your shelf styling is awesome (give yourself more credit!) as well as all your design decisions. I’m also obsessed with your pillow choices, especially those Etsy ones. I’m visiting their shop right now as we “speak”! Nice work.

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Thank you so, so much Caitlin! I want about a million of those same Etsy pillows, but am trying to use restraint. Somehow I think I might lose that battle and buy some for my girl’s room…

  3. Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for the 1 last update 2020/08/06 aussiebushgirlaussiebushgirl says

    I am crushing over this reveal! Can’t wait for for 1 last update 06 Aug 2020 the details! heather 🙂I am crushing over this reveal! Can’t wait for the details! heather 🙂

      • Carrie the 1 last update 2020/08/06 sayssays

        Can’t find the “how to” section for this window seat. Can you point me in the right direction.

  4. [email protected] says

    Jaw-dropping. Seriously, I love everything you do! Looks amazing! Also, can you get that DIY tutorial up by the the weekend? lol. I’m building a built-in banquette for the ORC and I could definitely modify your tutorial!! If it looks half as good as yours, I’ll be thrilled!

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Ahh, thanks so much Ashley! You are always such a great support – thank you! And I’m dying over the fact you are building a banquette. We’ve got one in our breakfast nook (no drawers) and it is a game changer! I’ve no doubt that even without my plans your banquette will rock. You have such great taste!

  5. Ashley says

    Looks beautiful! Love the gold drawer pulls, and the for 1 last update 2020/08/06 assortment of pillows. Great colours 🙂Looks beautiful! Love the gold drawer pulls, and the assortment of pillows. Great colours 🙂

  6. jbhat says jbhat says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for I millionth the compliments and the comments . I need those pillows in every room of my house too and I’m grateful to you for the grey fabric link as well. It’s just the right style and shade for the mid-c bench in my entry which is in dire need of recovering. Many thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

    jbhat

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Thank you so, so much jbhat! I picked this gray fabric a year ago and obviously it took me forever to finish the window seat. But I still love the fabric a year later – so I’d definitely recommend it!

  7. Sharon Campbell the 1 last update 2020/08/06 sayssays

    This window seat is absolutely beautiful. I have always wanted one, and maybe will get it this time. Looking forward to your posting the “how to”. Thank You for being so creative. Love it.

  8. Briana for 1 last update 2020/08/06 sayssays

    Strange question but how many inches thick is your cushion? I’m (well my husband really) is building a banquette and I’m trying to figure out how thick to make the cushion to look substantial without being too high to sit on. I’ve just stumbled upon your website and couldn’t be happier!

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Hi Briana – not strange at all! It is a 3″ thick piece of foam then it has batting on top of it. I am really happy with this foam thickness but you could easily get away with 2″ or 2.5″ for an eating banquette. Also, mine is pretty dense foam so when you sit you don’t sink very much. Make sure to consider that when ordering yours. I ordered mine at foamonline.com (no affiliation) and was really happy with it. Hope that helps and good luck with your banquette!

  9. Donna L. says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Hi Brit,

    I love your window seat! What you have done is almost exactly what I want to do in our front room. I think really, the only difference to what I’m envisioning is measurements

    I’m visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick and I’ve spent most of my free time today poking around your site. I like what you’ve done with your old house!

    Add me to the list of readers who want to see a window seat tutorial 🙂

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for

      Thanks so much Donna! I really appreciate you checking out your home and yes, I for 1 last update 2020/08/06 really must do the “how to” on this!!Thanks so much Donna! I really appreciate you checking out your home and yes, I really must do the “how to” on this!!

  10. Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Kim says

    This is just jaw-dropping. Stopping over from TDC’s feature and I’m going nuts over this entire space. We are planning a built in seat in our dining room of our house that we’re building and now I Have new inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Jay Darby says Jay Darby says

    When and where can I get a set of plans? This is absolutely gorgeous and my wife fell in love with it!

  12. Meredith says

    I have been so inspired by this built it! I was searching high and low for a starting point for our own front window and this is it! Thank you! I was wondering where your standing lamp is from? It’s exactly what I’m looking for in the family room. I’m so happy to have stumbled across your blog!

      • Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Meredith says

        I just sat my contractor down tonight with my computer and said “I want this. Let’s make this happen” lol Here’s hoping!

        • Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Brit | House Updated says

          Ha, Meredith! So glad you like it and fingers crossed your contractor makes it come true for you for 1 last update 2020/08/06 too! 🙂Ha, Meredith! So glad you like it and fingers crossed your contractor makes it come true for you too! 🙂

  13. Christa says

    May I give you my address so you can come do this at my house?? I ADORE this!!!!

    Please post your plans when you can. I may lose a finger in the process, but I would love to try to replicate this.

    Great job!!!

  14. Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for J Nicole the 1 last update 2020/08/06 sayssays

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Love this!! Would love to see your tutorial!

  15. Laura says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for

    Hi! I love this project. I gave a photo to a carpenter who is doing something similar for me. What color white did you use to paint it? Thanks!

  16. for 1 last update 2020/08/06 MissyMissy says

    I love this built in and am doing something similar in my living room. How did you wire in the sconces and hide the wiring? Does it show on the “shelf” side of the built in? Thanks in advance!

  17. Claire Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for says

    Hi Brit-

    This window seat looks stunning. We are wanting to do something very similar. Would you please, please, please post a how-to. I am currently looking into pre made pedestal drawers with toekick? Not sure how to start.

    Thank you very much!!

  18. Shani says

    Hi Brit,

    I’m about to attempt something similar at my house. I’m a little intimidated and would love to see your tutorial before getting started!

  19. Elizabeth says

    Brit,

    Do you have the “how to” instructions of how you built the window seat and built ins? Thanks!

  20. Mallory says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for

    Love this! This is exactly what my husband and I want to do in our basement except around our TV. We are new homeowners and are excited to start on some renovations – we are just starting out – but we are so inspired by your work! Do you have any references for how you built the bookshelves and the bench?

  21. Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Meredith says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for I am absolutely in love with everything you did with this! I am just moving into my first house and this is exactly what I want to build in my living room. Did you ever get around to making a how-to for how you put this together?

    • Brit | House Updated says

      No, I haven’t done a how-to – I’m horrible! Short version is to build drawer boxes and put them together, build the base cabinets (for the baskets) and then attach those for 1 last update 2020/08/06 to the drawer boxes, then add the top open bookcases. Lots of measuring/cutting but otherwise very straightforward. Good luck if you do your build! xo, BritNo, I haven’t done a how-to – I’m horrible! Short version is to build drawer boxes and put them together, build the base cabinets (for the baskets) and then attach those to the drawer boxes, then add the top open bookcases. Lots of measuring/cutting but otherwise very straightforward. Good luck if you do your build! xo, Brit

      • Norma says

        Hi Brit –

        I am wondering about how you have hung the blinds. In particular, I don’t see the cord – is your intent not to close them? I have similar blinds and am just trying to plan my install.

        Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Thanks – I love EVERYTHING you do and plan to be a big copycat!

        • Brit | House Updated says

          Thanks Norma! I hung the blinds as in the instructions but hid the cords. The blinds are pretty heavy and we never open/close them (each window already has built-in shades that we lower as necessary. That being said, there may be similar blinds available that don’t require cords but you can pull them up and down, also from Overstock. Hope that helps!

          • NoRma says NoRma says

            Thanks Brit! I have another question – how did you hide the wires for the sconces?

            Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Ps. Even though we have never met, I want you to know that I care about your mitred corners! Well done!

  22. Samantha Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for I love the look of this window seat! Beautiful work. I’m interested in the sconces as well. Since you converted them to a plug, where is the outlet located for them? Did you drill holes to hide the cord? I would love a picture of this, if possible. Thanks! -Sam

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Hi Sam, thank you! For the sconces I drilled a hole through the side of the shelving unit and then just plugged them in (the plugs are on the back wall at the same height as the sconces). Plugs/cord are hidden by stuff on the shelves. Hope that helps!

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Hi Erin, thank you! I did the super easy/inexpensive way for a cushion. I used a length of plywood the same size as the top of the window seat, attached foam/batting, then covered with fabric and stapled to the back of the wood, and just set it on the bench. I always thought it would be temporary until I pulled the trigger for a real cushion but it works great and now have no need to replace it! Hope that helps…

  23. Harry says Harry says

    Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnelshow to Diy Gauge Box Plugs And Tunnels for Absolutely love this! You guys did such an amazing job. Do you still love it? This has inspired plans for our own window seat and bookcases (like you we want to wait until our floors are laid though!) May I ask what wood did you use for each part of the construction and what was the depth of your seat in the end? Thanks!

    • Brit | House Updated says

      Thanks Harry, we definitely still love it! I used mostly plywood, mdf, and 1×2 primed pine. Check here to see more of what we used. The seat is 20″ deep, although it could definitely be deeper and still for 1 last update 2020/08/06 comfy. Hope that helps!Thanks Harry, we definitely still love it! I used mostly plywood, mdf, and 1×2 primed pine. Check here to see more of what we used. The seat is 20″ deep, although it could definitely be deeper and still comfy. Hope that helps!

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