Matt has been wanting a change in his bedroom so we did that as part of his birthday this year.
Dean and I looked EVERYWHERE and finally decided on a comforter set we knew he would like. The problem was, they didn't have any of the accessory pieces for the room.
Without going into all the details of a long suffering search and looking at appalling prices for pre made curtains, I decided to just do it myself.
I went back to the store and bought a second comforter set in the next size down. Then I ripped all the seams on everything and pulled out the stuffing (they don't use the good stuff in these comforter sets y'all...)
The comforter became reversible curtains...
The bed skirt and stuffing became pillows. And the shams became a curtain for his window seat.
I found coordinating fabrics and finished his seat cushion and recovered his old bean bag to tie everything in together.
Dean helped me paint an accent wall to match the repainted shelves....
And we used garage hooks for the curtain tie backs
I lined the curtains with black fabric instead of muslin and now when they are closed, his room is as dark as a cave...and he loves it.
I REALLY wanted to do one wall with a piece of corrugated metal but that idea got nixed by Dean and Kaela.
All Matt needs to do now is to clean up his room.....good luck with that!
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