Come see how I made a simple window seat for Little A’s room with some Ikea shelving units, plus how I’m doing on week 3 of the One Room Challenge!

Ikea Window Seat Hack

It’s been a productive week at the Dennis house!

In case you’ve never heard of it, the One Room Challenge is a challenge hosted by Calling It Home where several interior designers and dozens of guest participants (usually home decor bloggers like myself) makeover one room in their home over the course of 6 weeks. I’ve done 4 previous ORCs before, so this one will be my 5th!

Check out all of the previous makeover’s I’ve done for this challenge right here.

This season, I’m making over my middle daughter’s bedroom into¬†a Rich and Magical Girl’s Bedroom. You can see my mood board & design plans right here.

Ikea Window Seat Hack

This week, week #3 of the ORC, I managed to finish all of the caulking and painting in Little A’s room (YAY!!), assembled some Kallax shelves to make a simple window seat, and assembled her new bed frame.

We also organized and purged all of A’s clothes and toys which was a huge job in itself!

Ikea Window Seat Hack

To make this easy window seat for Little A’s bedroom, I purchased a couple of Ikea Kallax shelves (one of the long ones and one of the square ones – we had another square one already). I lined them all up along A’s window wall in her room with the long shelf in the middle to create a window seat.

I bought a couple of raspberry coloured velvet floor cushions from Urban Outfitters to make the window seat nice and cozy (a third pillow is being shipped soon), and some baskets from Ikea in every shelf nook store A’s clothing and toys.

We also put together a simple bed frame from Amazon that will be embellished by a DIY headboard that I’ll hopefully paint this week.

Now that the painting’s done, I can’t wait for all of the rest of the more fun DIY projects to come like making the headboard, decorating and accessorizing!

Watch my video below to see how I finished painting, made Little A’s simple window seat and assembled the bed for this room makeover:

Now tell me: What do you think of this simple window seat hack?

One Room Challenge Guest Participant

This makeover is part of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge – a 6 week long challenge where I’m making over one room in my home along with dozens of other designers and guest participants.

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