Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Window Bench for the Office

Chewed windowsill? What chewed windowsill?

I've been sprucing up our neglected home office and part of my plan included covering up a damaged windowsill (Juno's handy work). Ultimately, we need to replace the window, but I like the way this looks and it'll do the job until the weather warms up - who wants to replace a window when it's two degrees outside?!
This ottoman is such a workhorse! I bought it several years ago and have slip covered it at least four times. For this go around, I skipped the sewn and tailored cover and went with a fast staple gun job. Seriously fast. I came home for lunch on Tuesday, kicked off my heels and finished in forty minutes. I was probably looked a little flushed at my next meeting!
After the ottoman was finished, I added a large bolster filled with stuffing from two toss pillows I wasn't using.  To finish the cover-up, I added curtains made from inexpensive panels that I snazzed up with pretty black and white linen.  I like how the combination of ottoman, bolster and curtains has a sort of window seat effect.


Have you ever had to come up with a creative way to "hide" damage from your dog?
materials list and budget break down:
- 2 curtain panels plus 2 yards of linen fabric, $30
- 3 yards of clearance upholstery fabric for ottoman and bolster - $15
- 4 yards of white fabric for faux window shades - $20
- 1/2 yard of polka dot fabric for toss pillow - $5
Total project cost - $70

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