DIY Window Seat Bookcase with No Sew Bench Cushion

This DIY Window Seat Bookcase with No Sew Bench Cushion is an easy DIY project and will add some much needed storage space to any bedroom or living room!


I am in love with this DIY Window Seat Bookcase with No Sew Bench Cushion! It adds the perfect window bench to my daughter’s room and adds some easy bookcase storage! We all need more storage space right? Especially in a little girl’s room!

Happy Monday! Is it snowy in your neck of the woods? We got a ton of snow last week so it is the perfect time to stay home and get some projects wrapped up. I am happy to say that our bathroom remodel is 99% done and we are just waiting on the lights we ordered to come. I can’t wait to share with you how bright and airy it is now!


As for finishing up projects, my daughter has had her books in a bookcase that I spray painted last year in a cute chevron pattern. While the bookcase served its purpose, it was starting to become too messy and never seemed to stay organized. I mentioned last week that one of my goals is to organize all the toys this year and I started with this simple puzzle and game storage. Turning to the book situation,  I began looking at solutions and remembered IHeartOrganizing’s Ikea Bookcase turned bench that was wildly popular on Pinterest. I wanted to do something similar, but place it right in front of the window so it was a window seat in addition to a bench, and also had storage underneath.


I bought this bookcase from Walmart and for the price, I am really happy with it! It is very sturdy and both me and my daughter can sit on it at the same time. My husband also said it was extremely easy to put together, as opposed to Ikea furniture, which can be a bit tedious.


We laid the bench vertically in front of the window and just filled up both sides with books. In the spirit of keeping things organized, I really pared down the books to just the ones my daughter likes to read before bed, and moved the rest to her playroom. The middle cube is her version of the junk drawer. It is filled with all kinds of her little treasures, and I never know what I am going to find in there!

For the cushion, I followed the same tutorial I used for my DIY No Sew Bench Cushion, but just used a thicker foam this time to make it even more comfy. I believe it was 1 3/4 inch foam from Joann’s. I made the cushion smaller than the actual bench so that a part of the bench would stay exposed so we could use it as a nightstand to hold water for my daughter at night.

She really loves it and has been so proud to show people her window seat! And I am just excited to say that another long overdue project is complete! This DIY Window Seat Bookcase with No Sew Bench Cushion is really easy and I bet you can find the perfect spot for it in your house, too!

Amazon Tools I used to make the cushion!

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20 thoughts on “DIY Window Seat Bookcase with No Sew Bench Cushion

  1. Good luck with all your projects, and all the attendant concerns that may arise with respect to them. The remodeling of your bathroom is sure a relief, and even more so that it’s now an even more tangible reality. Thanks for that save, indeed, since that’s also quite an opportunity to re-evaluate and step things up, right down to the plumbing stuff. Thanks for sharing that!

    Traci Romero @ Harris Plumbing

    1. Yes it is great for storing all her books and she loves using it as a bed for her dolls!

  2. Hi, I would just like to know where you got those chevron curtains I have looked everywhere and can’t find chevron curtains that let the light in .

    1. I actually had them made! I bought inexpensive chevron fabric at Joanne’s and some thin white fabric to use as a liner so that you couldn’t see the chevron from the outside. I asked a seamstress to sew them for me and she only charged 3 dollars a panel. If you know anyone that does simple sewing or alterations, I would ask them if they could make them for you!

  3. I actually have an IKEA bookshelf and no way would I ever trust sitting on it, lol! But your bench looks much sturdier though. Brilliant idea to make it double as a nightstand too! Congrats on getting through that project list.

    1. This one is sooo much sturdier than my Ikea furniture!! I was shocked since it is just from walmart!

  4. Your window bench turned out great. I’ve been looking for the same style bookshelf that is only 2-3 cubes, IKEA doesn’t sell the 2 cube anymore. Good to know Walmart has them.

    1. Thank you! I love this one from Walmart, I actually think the quality is better than the ikea cubbies I have!

    1. I did not adhere it. It does stay put pretty well! If you want, you can put one of those nonslip drawer liners under it to help it stay even better!

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