Window Seat Bench Converted from a Chest of Drawers

Chest of drawers converted to window seat bench

Oh sigh! This project was actually a chest of drawers that I painted a couple of months ago. It was oh-so-pretty, but it suffered some damage while in my booth. That's always an emotional downer especially after the time and money already invested in the piece, but it wasn't salvageable, so I needed to scrap it and move on.

The Project


1930's chest of drawers
Before

I don't want to weigh everyone down with the gory details of the damage, but the base of the chest was still OK, so instead of using it for firewood (which was my original plan), I decided to convert it into a window bench seat. I started by removing the top of the chest.

Use a screw driver to remove the top from the base.
Use a screw driver to remove the top from the base.

I explained my plan to create a window seat to my husband, and he jumped right on the project. He measured and marked off the cuts on the base of the chest.

Measure and mark the cuts.
Measure and mark the cuts.

Next he used a circular saw to make the cuts. Then he reattached the top to the new base.

Use a circular saw to make the cuts.
Use a circular saw to make the cuts.

After

Now we have a lovely window seat bench!

Window seat bench converted from chest of drawers.
Window seat bench converted from chest of drawers.

I wanted to give it a dreamy coastal theme. So I layered a variety of paint colors. I used bits of Louis Blue, Coco, Paris Grey, and Old White.

Layered paint colors: Louis Blue, Coco, Paris Grey, and Old White.
Layered paint colors: Louis Blue, Coco, Paris Grey, and Old White.

My favorite part of the bench is the storage drawer. Who doesn't need a bit more storage?

I was happy we could salvage the bottom drawer for storage!
I was happy we could salvage the bottom drawer for storage!

It's not a large piece, but I was able to fit a twin size quilt comfortably inside the drawer.

The drawer is spacious enough to accommodate a twin size quilt.
The drawer is spacious enough to accommodate a twin size quilt.

The turned legs in the front give it a romantic feel.

Turned legs give it a soft romantic feel.
Turned legs give it a soft romantic feel.

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Window seat bench painted with layers of Chalk Paint.
Window seat bench painted with layers of Chalk Paint.

Supply List


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