MBR makeover

Last week Mr. Aitch and I went to our daughter’s new-to-her house to help do a makeover in her master bedroom as a surprise to her husband while he was out-of-town.  Was that a run-on sentence?

I don’t have any before pictures and only one after picture but I really like the transformation.

The bedroom was institutional-minty-green with a queen size bed from IKEA.  I’m not knocking IKEA (it is my favorite store) but it was time to grow up.

My daughter has bought old window frames in the past and used them in unique ways.  When she was visiting us in September, she found some great old windows.  We scrubbed them and made sure all the broken glass was removed.  She wanted to transform them into a headboard for a new king-size bed.

She and her husband repainted the minty-green bedroom a nice soft grey the weekend before the great transformation took place.

He went out-of-town for business on that Monday.  Mr. Aitch and I arrived at their house just after he left.  Mr. Aitch kept the twins occupied while we marked the horizontal lines for the feature wall.  The next day we painted three stripes in a lighter grey.

We covered cardboard (saved from moving boxes) that was cut to the window frame measurements with batting and a blue fabric that matched the new bedding (Martha Stewart Chantilly).  We then inserted the covered cardboard into the frames and secured the frames to one another.

Once the new mattress was delivered, we secured the window frames to the wall as the new headboard.

She wants different night stands but the old ones will do for now.

The finished room:

Her husband was very pleasantly surprised with the transformation.  Now he expects something new every time he goes out-of-town.

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