8.22.2011

Decisions, Decisions: Window seat update


While I'm not quite ready to start on my window seat, I decided to do a little looking at home depot today to price materials for making it (I was thinking of trying to do it out of shelving supplies).  Then I spotted this from Martha Stewarts's new line:

 
Incredibly, it's the exact dimensions to fit inside the niche and under the window, and it comes with the cushion.  Also, it's less than $70 and reminds me off my inspiration pics:


I do plan on painting the back to match the walls, and I will one day recover the cushion.  But now, my question is :
White, which look fresh and matches trim, but since it's melamine also means it looks cheap (sorry Martha, it's true):


Or do I go with expresso, which I don't like as well, but does look a tad more expensive and will co-ordinate better with the fabrics:
All I know is thank goodness I don't have to figure out how to build it now and that it will be sturdy enough to actually sit on.


5 comments:

Vickie H. said...

If you had not found Martha's offering and had figured out how to build your own window seat, what color would you have painted your finished product? Maybe that will help you decide which color to buy now. I think it is really fortunate that you found Martha's window seat..look at all the time you will save! I am eager to see how it all turns out!

Marlo said...

I went through the same thing but with bookcases. I wanted white but the gray-brown looked more expensive so that's what bought. I'll add cream furniture in that same room so at least one piece will be white.

Marlo said...

How is your window seat coming along?

Marlo said...

How is your window seat coming along?

Vickie H. said...

Hey! It has been OVER A MONTH!!!...how about an update?...patiently waiting...!