A Seat for our Sitting Room

Enough is enough. We'd been staring at our unfinished bay window turned construction-tool-and-trash-zone for four years worth of ranch visits, and this time it had to go. Along with the rest of the junk on the floor nearby.

As well as the blue painting tape on the center and left window panes that for whatever reason didn't come down when the tape from the right pane did. Somebody (probably me) must have decided that it was a good stopping point. And let's not forget the rodent-motel twin box spring that's been migrating from room to room for as long as we can remember.

To think that one day (God willing) there will be couches in here! It's current condition wouldn't clue you in, but this is our sitting room.

And we couldn't stand the construction zone look any longer, so this spot got some much needed cleaning.

Shew! That's better. (Minus the cardboard box and the tip of the long horn- try as I might, I couldn't manage to get a single photo free of some sort of misplaced item or construction evidence.) But it is still a construction zone, so I'll just have to be patient.

Notice the object leaning against the bay window seat? That's what it is- the actual seat that has yet to be installed. We have no idea how to do it, which is one of the reasons it's still sitting there. But a simple how-to google search ought to suffice when the time comes, and in preparation I've been gathering some ideas for how to make the most of this space.

Here are some of my favorites so far;

I love the idea of having built-in storage. And the fact that the front of the seat is painted white makes it look like it's all one custom piece. I'm pretty sure we could give this "treatment" to ours as well by painting the same space white (that's currently green, since it's "the wall") and then giving it some white decorative trim to make it look like it's one planned piece.

This one's really fun. We can't exactly have this circular shape, but I love the idea of a custom cushion and decorative pillows to make it cozy and inviting. The way this was made into its own little reading area complete with a coffee table puts a few ideas into my head as well. Hmmm...I'm sensing another (shoddy) sewing project in my sort-of-near future...

One other option is to cover the top of the "seat" with some of our leftover bamboo flooring and then trim it with either the same espresso-stained maple trim that we have on our stairs (which you can see in the photo below), or just finishing it off with some variety of bamboo trim.

Oh look, the traveling box spring has moved yet again!

How about you? Do you happen to have a bay window that doubles as a seating area? Or have you done anything else creative with a similar window space?

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P.S. Speaking of seats, here's a portion of one of my favorite Psalms;

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. {Psalm 1:1-2}

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