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.