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!
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.
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!
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.
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