Bekah of Leidi Bird is the brains and hands behind this window bench project which you can make too even if you're not a whiz with tools. This storage bench actually started life as a kitchen cabinet and Bekah added large feet, a coat of paint and a simple upholstered top to round out the look. It's great standing alone or could work in multiples to cover the entire length of a window. If you're worried about it tipping, you can always anchor it to the wall.
(Image: Leidi Bird)