Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Window Seat With Storage - Another Ikea Hack Using Stolmen Drawer

Hi All,

Here is another Ikea hack ( window seat with storage using stolmen drawers) we did in Jun but never got to post it.

We added a loft to our high ceiling entry way recently.  With the addition of loft, we now have an additional room for kids to hang out during gatherings. Planning to use the loft mainly as hanging out place/Game room so we needed a lot of seating and also lot of storage for the board games etc.

The opening is big, around 110" long and 20" deep.  Building something from scratch was out of scope as hubby was down with viral fever and we had to finish the project before his classmates meetup at our home. so started looking at various "above the fridge cabinets" but finding something 20" deep was an uphill task. Also with the doors, we felt space towards the right end would be tight. Something like pull out drawers seemed perfect for this place.

I am so glad I started looking out for the drawers on Ikea website. I hit a home run with the Ikea stolmen 2 drawer chests.  We went with 2 wider drawers and 1 smaller drawer which costed us 280$ before tax for all three.

After a quick trip to Ikea , we came back home with these 3 babies and lot of other things. Can u ever concentrate only on what you came for ever in Ikea??? I totally cant. I feel like a kid in a candy store.

Next Day, we quickly assembled these with the help of my two awesome helpers. They don't just help me with assembly, they also keep me entertained with their jokes and songs.

Window Seat using Ikea Stolmen Chest

We have the plans of laying engineered hardwood for this room. So we just spaced it out and kept the dressers. there is a plan to add side brackets to it. We will do it after the hardwood, some day.

After placing the upholstered window seat

Ikea Stolmen Chest Hack Window Seat

Window Seat using Ikea Stolmen Chest


Full room view.

It is pretty sturdy and very comfy. It also holds weight without any issue. It gets put to use a lot during sleep overs. I love sitting there with a book over the weekends.

Did u work on any of home improvement projects recently? Would love to hear.

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  1. Bharati, That seating is so functional. Blue and white decor never goes wrong.

  2. amazing! that spot was just calling for a built in, and i love that you used an unexpected base!

  3. This is a fantastic storage window seat!! You did a great job on this Bharati!! :)

  4. Where did you get the upholstered window seat, or how did you make it?


    1. Hi, we made the window seat. Will write the tutorial for the same soon. Its pretty simple, I used the same steps as in my upholstered head board ie. http://techiesdiyadventures.blogspot.com/2015/02/diy-fabric-upholstered-twin-head-board.html

  5. awesome project..would love to do in my house too...Tqs for sharing.

    1. Thank u Grace. Would love to see how yours turns out. :)

  6. this looks great! i love the colors too.

  7. It looks like it was made for that space - I love Ikea too - thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday

  8. What a great idea! Can you break down the cost for me?

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