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03 April 2012
I have been conspicuously silent on the subject of our mountain house bedroom, despite finishing the two guest bedrooms in the house a while ago (see them here and here). Like most people, we've focused on the "public" areas of the house first, and neglected our room for last, aside from painting, of course. But I'm finally ready to take on a big project... that is, if I can build up the guts to do it.
When we first saw our house, I was immediately smitten with the window seat in the master bedroom. Bonus: there's a ton of hidden storage under it.
Unfortunately, this is about as far as we got in our initial decorating of the room.
My vision for the window seat is to have as a base a single, thick box cushion with a beige, almost burlappy cover with thick piping, kinda like this one from Martha Stewart:
Of course, making said box cushion -- and making it look good -- is the real challenge. I'm planning to follow this tutorial from Design Sponge, but I'm still more than a little nervous about messing it up. Especially because it's going to be B-I-G. And I've never done piping before. And I've never done a zipper before. And I've never wrapped upholstery foam in dacron wrap before. But besides all that, it should be a piece of cake!
Atop the cushion, the plan is to have a range of pillows in coordinating but not matching shades of beige, green and chartreuse, kinda like our main house color scheme. If I do it well, it should like Sarah Richardson-esque, though I won't flatter myself by thinking I can achieve her level of artfully mismatched patterns.
In all, the foam, dacron wrap, cord for piping, cushion fabric and pillow fabric cost about $250, so this isn't a total cheapskate project. And it's also not one I can neglect for too much longer without some money guilt.
Stay tuned to see if I actually finish this project.... and if I can actually make it look halfway good!
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