How to make a no-sew window seat


We moved into our new house back in May and many of our windows are basically seats, so why not this project! Blue (our dog) was climbing into the window especially when we were leaving and we also wanted to protect the wood from his claws.  I went into this project thinking that it would take a lot of time since I am going to sew!

Alas! Found a way to do this project and no sewing involved!

Supplies needed:

-measuring tape

-fabric of choice

-foam (I used 2 inch)

staple gun

-serrated knife (looks like saw)



I first took the measurements of my window. I left a little room and you can choose how much of the window seat you would like to cover. I left about an inch on each side and for ease of placing it. If you have curtains and are adding pillows, you wouldn’t see the gap.

You will also want to add extra length on the ends of the fabric to wrap the ends like a present. I forgot to do this but still made it work.

I first picked out my fabric at Hobby Lobby. They usually have a 40% off coupon each week that you can use on your fabric.


Then I visited Lowes. Here they cut the plywood piece for me. This service is great for those crafters they don’t have the necessary equipment.

Then the foam. Who knew foam would cost so much!! I shopped around and eventually went to Joann Fabrics. They also have coupons weekly depending on their sales. I was able to use a 50% off coupon, still leaving the cost of the foam just under $50! So convince yourself that this will save you money in the long run and maybe you will feel better!

Now that you have all of your supplies, you will want to cut the foam with the serrated knife. I put the precut plywood over top the foam and used that as a guide. Make sure not to cut your carpet or scratch hardwood, depending on the surface you are using to cut.


Line up your foam piece and plywood. Since mine was fairly large (2 1/2 yards long) I had someone help with this part. We lifted both pieces and placed on top of the fabric. (foam side down) Make sure your fabric is print side down.

For this part, you are going to pull the fabric tight around the foam and plywood. Staple the fabric onto the plywood around the entire seat cushion. For the ends, wrap them like a present and staple.


That’s it! You are done. The actually process of making this only took about 20-30 minutes. And the satisfaction of making this is priceless!

Total cost for this project (keep in mind 2 1/2 yards)

Plywood   $7

Fabric $15

Foam $45

= $67

Plus other materials you will need mentioned above.

Not too shabby and someone really enjoys this window seat!

blue on seat











Thanks for reading! If you have additional tips on this project, feel free to share below.


Let’s talk about Blue

Wow! Another week and a half has passed since my last blog post about Blue, our newest member of the family. He’s a bluetick Coonhound and his personality is beginning to come alive. Just yesterday, I heard a noise coming from the other room and sure enough he was into the treats…

He is becoming bolder and feeling more at home. He follows me around wherever I go (except of course when I want him to do something).  I try bribing him with a bacon treat to go sit in his new bed, but he waits until I am out of the room to sneak and get it.

Before bed, he whimpers at the door to go out, same thing in the morning. He has been eating regularly the last 2 days. We found that by taking his food away until his 2 feeding times, he would eat. This was hard to do at first in the condition he was in.






All I want to do is kiss his long, floppy ears. I also came across this picture of a bluetick, which looks like our boy. He loves our porch!



Found here.

Oh, and pretty sure I heard his first little bark or howl this morning when he was out exploring the yard. I love that Blue is coming around and showing his true self. Think I’m in love! XOXOX

And this is what a puppy Blue would look like. My heart is melting…


Found here.

I am still learning about this breed and doing research to make sure he is well taken care of.

Do you have a hound dog? Comment below on what you love about your dog!

Thanks for reading,



If my husband Dan was ever to be deployed again, I told him I was going to get a dog. That is how this story began.

We found out a month or so ago that he would indeed be deployed again. After discussion weighing the pros and cons of having a dog, we knew we shouldn’t adopt a dog for this reason alone. After giving it some thought, we decided it would be nice to have the companionship and this addition to our family.  Falling in love with Maddie the Coonhound and doing research on coonhounds, this breed was the perfect mix of sweet, friendly, and oh so adorable! I found Blue Jeans, a bluetick coonhound from a rescue on Petfinder.  His new name is Blue. For some reason, Blue is very blue. That is what we have been experiencing the last few days.

When we met Blue at the park to pick him up, he was running in the field, happy-go-lucky and at the same time very calm. (If that makes sense) We knew we wanted to take him home. He jumped in our car excited to come home with us. He was originally from Kentucky and was coming back!


We drove about 2 hours home, parked and tried to get Blue out of the car, he wasn’t having it. He fought us to get in the house and finally we managed to get him to enter in the basement. Once in, he was very nervous, smelling around, wondering where he was. He knew this was not the same place he left.

Getting upstairs finally, he circled in our hallway between the bathroom and the basement door. (which is one little area) He made his way into the bathroom and hasn’t left since. We have tried most of the tricks in the book and got him out briefly to go outside where he was a completely different dog. He seemed to be himself.

After doing research when this sort of thing happens, seems he is experiencing withdrawal and we really don’t have many details on what all he has been through. It is best to let him be then to force him to do anything. That way he will learn to trust us and feel at home.


So a few days later, we are just waiting on him to come to us. We are on his second food trail, have him stocked with toys and treats, and on occasion see his tail wag. We are making progress. It may be slow, but we know our boy Blue will come around.

We do know that he likes being rubbed and loved on and is so gentle and sweet. He hasn’t barked once and we are just waiting on him to feel at home so we can get to know him better. His sad little face is reminding me of pound puppies. (if you were a child of the 90s, you may remember these)

Thanks Annie’s Orphans, we are blessed to have Blue as part of our family. Stay tuned for updates!

XOXOX Kim & Dan