Farmhouse Style Window Seat Makeover

Happppppppy Monday beautiful people!! I hope you are feeling bright eyed and ready to take on a fresh new week. I know I am and today I’m sooooooo excited because this post is one I’ve been looking forward to for a while and it’s all about the farmhouse style window seat makeover we just did in our front room. EEEEKKK!! We finished this project a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to show you guys how it turned out. This is hands down one of my favorite projects yet in our little fixer upper! The before and after photos are pretty cool. Ok, let’s start with the before photo so you can see what this window seat and wall used to look like:

Window Seat Before

A progress shot after the old trim was removed and shiplap started:

Window Seat After

And here’s how it looks now!

Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.

Another before:

And after:

Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.
Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.

I feel like we need to do a little virtual high five-ing action to celebrate this makeover. I’m totally smitten with how this project turned out. Quite the difference, right? Before this window seat really lacked any charm or character. It wasn’t really as good as it could be, if that makes sense. I knew this window had potential to be so much more. This project has been on my “dream list” for a while now.

Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.
Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.
Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.

The Design

In addition to the new shiplap, I wanted to frame out this window with big farmhouse house style trim to give it more pizazz. I can’t believe what a difference that made in this window! The old trim was removed and the new trim was was added to each window, as well as above the window frame. I really wanted to do that extra piece on top just to give this even more character. I looooooove how it turned out. And we actually hired out help for this project because we knew it was really out of our league. There was so much detailed work that went into this project–it took the company we hired four days to get it done. But it was worth every bit!

Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.
Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.
Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.

We went with my favorite white paint, Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, to paint both the trim and the shiplap in the window seat. I love Alabaster because it’s a creamy white that works really well with the light in our home. We have it in most of our house now and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a good white paint.

Farmhouse style window seat makeover. Beautiful farmhouse style window trim and shiplap wall.

It’s an exciting time in our fixer upper to see the projects I’ve dreamed about for so long start to come to life. Last year we didn’t really get to do a lot of “big” projects, so it’s really fun to see these things happening now. Definitely worth the wait and I’m just so grateful I can share it with all of you!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today–I always appreciate when you spend part of your day here with me!! xoxo

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  1. 3.4.19
    glenda lafont said:

    Looks good, Sarah, but I would make the pillow go end
    to end.

    • 3.4.19
      Gail said:

      I love the pillows because the strips pick up the throw. Great ideas snd love your project

    • 3.4.19
      Sarah said:

      Hi Glenda. I plan on getting a pillow that will go end to end, but it has to be custom made to fit this window, which will cost hundreds of dollars. This one will have to do for now.

      • 4.19.19
        Shari said:

        Looks lovely and cozy.. what wood did you use for shiplap?

  2. 3.4.19
    Chantelle said:

    It looks awesome!!!

    • 3.4.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Chantelle!!

  3. 3.4.19
    Deb said:

    I agree that the pillow should go end to end. The shiplap looks great.

    • 3.4.19
      Sarah said:

      I plan on getting a pillow that will go end to end, it just has to be custom made to fit this window, which will cost hundreds of dollars. So this one will have to do for now.

  4. 3.4.19
    Jan said:

    Love the new window seat makeover! The pillows/throw just makes it more welcoming or complete.
    I have always loved window seats, but unfortunately I do not have one🙁

    • 3.4.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Jan!

  5. 3.4.19
    Brittany Jarreau said:

    This looks amazing!!! Wow!

    • 3.4.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Brittany!

  6. 3.4.19
    Vicky said:

    I love this! Great decor choices throughout your home.

    • 3.4.19
      Sarah said:

      I appreciate that Vicky, thank you!

  7. 3.4.19
    Julie said:

    L♥️VE! Can you say again where you get the pillows and blanket?!

  8. 3.4.19
    Deedra said:

    That looks simply amazing!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you, Deedra!

  9. 3.4.19
    Holly said:

    Hi Sarah! Looks so fresh and clean! Perfect for spring. Where did you find the seat cushion?

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Holly, that cushion is from Pier 1!

  10. 3.4.19
    Suzi said:

    I love it Sarach!
    What an awesome transformation! It added so much character to that space! Very dreamy! 💖

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Didn’t it? I still can’t believe how much better it is now. Thanks Suzi!

  11. 3.4.19
    Heidi said:

    Looks great Sarah!! We are doing our fireplace right now with shiplap. We have a window seat too and still waiting on getting a cushion since it has to be custom.

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Those cushion can be really expensive! I might try to DIY it.

  12. 3.4.19
    Donna L Bergthold said:

    What a difference! It looks fabulous!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Donna! xo

  13. 3.4.19
    Donna said:

    I used this website for a window seat cushion in my daughter’s room a couple of years ago. They folks there did a really good job and were really quick… I can send you a picture if you want. My other daughter has a bay window like yours and I’ve been thinking about getting a new one for her. The one we have now was custom and was over $300 about 20 years ago!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Thanks so much for sharing, Donna! I will def check them out.

  14. 3.4.19
    Judy Flynn said:

    It looks amazing, Sarah! I’m sure it changes up the entire “feel” of the room!😍

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes!! It totally changes the feel of the whole space.

  15. 3.4.19
    Roxanna said:

    Sarah, It looks AWESOME!!!!! Love it!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Roxanna!!

  16. 3.4.19
    Sheilah said:

    Why not diy a pillow? It’s not that hard really.

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      I might try that!

  17. 3.4.19
    Anne said:

    Fabulous transformation! The trim around the windows was a great choice. If you add a potted plant on either side of the cushion instead of having a new cushion made it will save you a ton of money. Well done!!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      I might do that Annie, thanks for the idea! 🙂

  18. 3.4.19
    Candy said:

    Good Morning Sarah
    OMG! I love this…I have saved some of your pictures, I hope that this is ok.
    Please tell me what shiplap did you use and what size…is it 6 or 8 inches, I use Benjamin Moore Loud White. Is this almost similar?
    Have a great day and thanks so much for sharing

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Of course, that’s perfectly fine Candy!! Save away 🙂 And the size for this shiplap I believe is 5.5″ inches. It’s from Home Depot!

  19. 3.4.19

    Love it Sarah! So pretty….. You are one blessed chicky!🐥🐥🐥🐥 enjoy xoxo 💗

  20. 3.4.19
    Candy said:

    Good Morning Sarah
    What an awesome job! I love it.
    Can you please tell me what wood you used for the shiplap and the size! I use Benjamin Moore Cloud White is that compatible to yours.
    I hope that it is ok I save a lot of your pictures of your Reno’s. My dream stuff, you are such an inspiration for us ladies,,thank you for sharing.

  21. 3.4.19
    Kim said:

    Looks Amazing!!!!! I just want to crawl in, curl up and read a book in that window, add a cup of coffee and a blanket and I would never leave. So beautiful. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

  22. 3.4.19
    Melissa Filson said:

    I love it Sarah! It’s so amazing what shiplap can do to change the whole feel! I wish I could do my whole house! 😄

  23. 3.4.19
    Denise said:

    It turned out so good! I love how the outside matches the inside right now!

  24. 3.4.19
    Diana Reeser said:

    Well done! I’ve been motivated to continue adding more shiplap to our home! I reeeeeeally like what you’ve done – as always!

  25. 3.4.19
    Martha said:

    Great job as always Sarah!


  26. 3.4.19
    Amy C said:

    So beautiful!! Brightens the space up and adds so much character!!!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Amy!

  27. 3.4.19
    Tracy said:

    Oh, so totally pretty and adds the perfect farmhouse look to your house! Congrats on another project done on your to do “wish list”… inspiring us all to create one and then completing them as we can!

  28. 3.4.19
    Nina Fields said:

    I made a cushion for my window myself. Ordered foam from a website and then bought upholstery fabric. It wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve done but ended well.

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      I might have to try doing something like that. Thanks for sharing Nina! 🙂

  29. 3.4.19
    Pamela Martin said:

    This turned out amazing. You sure have some talented tradesmen where you are.

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes we do! Lucky to have found great help!!

  30. 3.4.19
    Heather said:

    Turned out so beautiful! Love the trim!!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Heather, that trim made all the difference!!

  31. 3.4.19
    Jmac said:

    So crazy! In process of remodeling my bedroom as I type this. I have that exact window seat except that mine goes to floor. Been trying to decide how to do new windows. That’s it!!! Exactly what want. One fixed and two that open. Thank you for sealing my deal!!!!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Oh perfect timing!! Glad I could give you a few ideas for your window! 🙂

  32. 3.4.19
    Dianne G said:

    Looks beautiful. What a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a coffee and a book!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes, it will be perfect for that Diane!!

  33. 3.4.19
    Wendy Johnson said:

    I rarely comment but that looks so great I had to. What a difference it made. I love window seats and you made yours awesome.

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much, Wendy–I appreciate that!!

  34. 3.4.19
    Gayle said:

    This is AWESOMENESS !! It just looks soooo good, the before and after shots are so different 😍 it looks so inviting, sitting with a good book with the sun beaming in!! Excited for you guys to be doing some bigger renos!! Giving me inspiration for our front entrance!! Thanks for sharing!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Gayle! I’m so excited to have this project done. It’s been a dream of mine for a while now! 🙂

  35. 3.4.19
    Teresa Westcott said:

    I never realized how much I like ship lap. Comparing your before and after photos, ship lap wins hands down. Love it!

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Right?! It makes a HUGE difference. I’d have my whole house shiplap-ed if I could!

  36. 3.4.19
    Donna said:

    OMG! I love it. It’s gorgeous. I love everything you do but I think this is my favorite. I love those pillows also.


    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      Ahh thank you Donna!! I think this is def one of my favorite projects too!!

  37. 3.5.19
    Cyndi said:

    I so love this y’alls changes and I love that farmhouse style.

    • 3.5.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Cyndi!

  38. 3.6.19
    Denise said:

    Love your make over. What a difference. I have a window seat also. I bought foam from an upholstery shop and they covereď it with a layer of fiberfill for me and then I made covers from light beige ultrasuede. That made it less expensive. Next time I would use outdoor fabric to prevent fading

  39. 3.12.19
    Norma said:

    Love your blog , and seeing the new things that you do to your house, love the farmhouse look!

  40. 3.16.19
    Jessica Hancock said:

    What finish is your paint? Satin, semi-gloss, etc?

    • 3.17.19
      Sarah said:

      I believe it’s Satin finish.

  41. 1.8.20
    Michelle said:

    I love the entire look, so pretty with a comfortable vibe. Where did you purchase the ship lap?


  42. 4.2.20
    Ivory said:

    Outstanding job and I love 💗 everything about it. A must join your site now

  43. 10.30.20
    Kimberly said:

    Such a beautiful transformation <3 I am getting ready to put up all new white trim in my home and want to style it similar to yours. I have a bay window also and was wondering where you got the cushion you had in your bay window