Carpet window seat or make pillow seat?
mamao1956
March 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We're redoing our bedroom and bathroom floors. Tiling starts in the bathroom tomorrow and the carpet goes in next week. The window seat has always been carpeted, but I'm considering making a cushion instead. I don't sew much, but it can't be that hard, right? What do you all think?
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Aja Mazin
Definitely a cushion.
March 12, 2013 at 6:44PM     
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Interiors International, Inc.
Oh, dear GOD please do a cushion! Carpet would be so 1970's bar tacky.
March 12, 2013 at 6:47PM     
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rawketgrl
Who sits there? Looks too small to be a window seat, except for dolls or maybe cats. I think I would finish it like a window sill and trim it out with some nice VG fir in clear stain and use it as a shelf. No sewing required. IMHO...The carpet is a bit odd and makes it look like a stair tread. Cute corner window! :D
March 12, 2013 at 6:49PM     
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TJP Designs and Construction LLC
Are you planning on actually using the ledge for sitting? Option 'C' might be to stain and finish a nice wood ledge!
March 12, 2013 at 6:50PM   
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pkboccardi
I would do a cushion. Go on YouTube. You will find tons of great instructions on how to make a cushion. I learned how to sew thanks to all the talented people who took the time to share their skills on YouTube. It will also give you the opportunity to add a different pattern, texture and color.
March 12, 2013 at 6:51PM   
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Aja Mazin
If you carpet the window seat, be sure and add a steering wheel and rear view mirror.
March 12, 2013 at 6:59PM     
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backbonemountain
Combine the ledge and new woodworking to make a built-in bench, sitting area that is big enough to enjoy. Just finish the wood with stain or paint and place seat cushions around.
March 12, 2013 at 7:11PM   
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Susanna
My vote: No carpet.
March 12, 2013 at 8:21PM   
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mamao1956
Thanks for your help, though I'm not really clear on how Interiors International feels. LOL.

Good idea about you tube, pk. I'm wondering about cutting a piece of plywood or heavy cardboard and covering it like a dining chair cushion. That I've done before.

While I like the thought of finishing the seat with wood, I'm a little concerned that our small dogs would scratch it.
March 12, 2013 at 8:30PM     
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rawketgrl
Aha! It is a dog seat! Whew, glad we got that cleared up. LOL... yes doggies need a little grip. 1/4" plywood covered with batting for cushion and cordura or canvas will work great. :)
March 12, 2013 at 8:43PM   
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mamao1956
The end result was an upholstered seat.
March 30, 2013 at 1:16PM     
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mamao1956
Is it that bad???
March 30, 2013 at 7:32PM   
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Ann Crane
Looks like you did a nice job!
March 30, 2013 at 7:39PM   
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laurae1967
Get rid of the frilly lace valances. It is not the right look for that space. How about box valances instead using a complementary fabric to what you have on the bench ( but don't match fabrics).
March 30, 2013 at 8:31PM   
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Aja Mazin
Very nice!!!

What a fantastic change!

However, I do agree with laurae1967.
March 31, 2013 at 1:48PM   
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