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:

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

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, so 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.

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. 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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71 Comments

  1. glenda lafont wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Gail wrote:

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

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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.

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  2. Chantelle wrote:

    It looks awesome!!!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Chantelle!!

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  3. Deb wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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.

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  4. Jan wrote:

    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🙁

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Jan!

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  5. Brittany Jarreau wrote:

    This looks amazing!!! Wow!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Brittany!

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  6. Vicky wrote:

    I love this! Great decor choices throughout your home.

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I appreciate that Vicky, thank you!

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  7. Julie wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  8. Deedra wrote:

    That looks simply amazing!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you, Deedra!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  9. Holly wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Holly, that cushion is from Pier 1!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  10. Suzi wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  11. Heidi wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  12. Donna L Bergthold wrote:

    What a difference! It looks fabulous!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Donna! xo

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  13. Donna wrote:

    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! https://www.customcushions.com/windowseat.aspx

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  14. Judy Flynn wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  15. Roxanna wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Roxanna!!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  16. Sheilah wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I might try that!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  17. Anne wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  18. Candy wrote:

    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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  19. Love it Sarah! So pretty….. You are one blessed chicky!🐥🐥🐥🐥 enjoy xoxo 💗

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  20. Candy wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  21. Kim wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  22. Melissa Filson wrote:

    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! 😄

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  23. Denise wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  24. Diana Reeser wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  25. Martha wrote:

    Great job as always Sarah!

    Martha

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  26. Amy C wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Amy!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  27. Tracy wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  28. Nina Fields wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  29. Pamela Martin wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  30. Heather wrote:

    Turned out so beautiful! Love the trim!!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  31. Jmac wrote:

    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!!!!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  32. Dianne G wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes, it will be perfect for that Diane!!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  33. Wendy Johnson wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  34. Gayle wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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! 🙂

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  35. Teresa Westcott wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  36. Donna wrote:

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

    Donna

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  37. Cyndi wrote:

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

    Posted 3.5.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Cyndi!

      Posted 3.5.19 Reply
  38. Denise wrote:

    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

    Posted 3.6.19 Reply
  39. Norma wrote:

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

    Posted 3.12.19 Reply
  40. Jessica Hancock wrote:

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

    Posted 3.16.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I believe it’s Satin finish.

      Posted 3.17.19 Reply

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