Sunday

Easy Canopy

Before our bedroom felt like it was lacking something. I liked everything in there, but just felt it needed a little more drama. I really like the wall quote that was above our bed, but I got it crooked when I applied it and it has always bugged me. I have been seeing lots of beautiful canopy beds with luxurious fabric and it got me thinking. First, I tried to convince my husband to let me find a four poster bed on craig's list but he didn't go for that. So, I figured I would just make a small canopy above the bed.

Here is what it looked like before...
and here it is now. I would love a beautiful chandelier in our room but the fan is definitly more functional and practical. Anyways, I just bought 2 curtain rods from IKEA for $7.99. I attached one to the ceiling and one to the wall. Then I hung four curtain panels on the rods (also from IKEA) and now for under $50 I have a canopy! You could of course make your own panels out of material, but these curtains were $14.99/pair. I don't think I could find material for that and then I would have to sew it too. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It really adds a lot to the room and makes everything seem more grand.


Next on the list, I would like to make a platform for the bed so I can get rid of my bedskirt.  It drives me crazy!  Then,  I may add a padded insert to the headboard.  Who knows, I've always got a project up my sleeve! :)

If you need additional info with more specific instructions on how I hung this then check out this updated post with more instructions.  Thanks!

18 comments:

Pudel-design said...

Oh that looks sooo pretty!
Good job;)

Lovely greetings...

luvtodecorate said...

very pretty! Great idea!

my pocketbook said...

gives me a grand idea for my guest room! also, could you please tell me the diameter of the two vases you used on a previous post. you had one inside the other with limes (or maybe lemons...) between the two vases. i would like to do something similiar for reception centerpieces. thank you...love your projects and your blog!

veee said...

That is so cool, it adds a lot to the room. I will attempt to try this!!

Kimberly said...

I was just scrolling through and admiring everything when I saw the verse about the bed. Psalm 46:10 is my absolute most favorite, most turned-to scripture. I just lost a friend this week to a sudden death, and it has been a comfort once again.

But I do love the changes to the room. It's beautiful!

xoxo,
Kimberly

Sara Johnson said...

I love this idea! ( I sounds like a broken record.)

I wonder if this would work in my master with my bed in the corner. (we have a small room and this makes it feel more spacious.)

ideas, ideas...

Kate said...

How are the panels attached to the second rod? It looks like you have all four panels strung on the first rod, but then somehow they are also strung onto the second rod ... did you sew a second loop after measuring out how much material you wanted to have hanging?

Erin said...

How did you mount the second curtain rod onto the ceiling? I love this idea and I'd love to do it in our room but I can't seem to master that idea...

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Lindsey and Eric Rarey said...

Can you explain how you attached curtains to rods to hang properly?.

Kris {The Freestyle Mom} said...

Love this! The canopy is awesome. how did you attach the second rod to the ceiling without the rod falling out of the brackets?

Morgan said...

I love the canopy and have been crushing on it for a long time. I think it looks so great. I blogged about it today and I hope you will come and check it out.

Morgan

http://missdiymonster.blogspot.com

Valeri said...

Oh gosh, I love this! Do you think it would still work if I didn't have a headboard? Like to just leave the extra fabric behind the pillows?

Also, how did you mount that to the ceiling? I was just going to pick up these: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70117172/

You think that would mount okay?

Thanks for your help!
Valeri
suburbanlivingblog.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Did you hang 2 curtains on each rod? or 4 curtains on the ceiling and then made the draped. Can't figure out how you hung the curtains on the ceiling rod and the wall rod at the same time HELP!

MomtoKandM said...

I love this! What size curtains did you use?

Mrs. DeVore said...

@MomtoKandM I think I used 54" x 98" for the curtains. Here's another more detailed post on this if you need more info on how I hung it too. http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2012/08/diy-bedroom-canopy-instructions.html

Bethany DeVore said...

I love that verse! Praise God for His word! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

It's one of my favorites too! :)

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