Friday, August 17, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - DIY Canopy Bed - Part 5

My daughter Maia has always wanted a canopy bed, as I think all little girls like. So I though I could make one for her, as I wasn't about to buy a whole new set of furniture for her. We will wait until she out grows her  bed for now!

Here is what I did...


TIP : To help me find the right measurements before I drilled holes in to the ceiling I used thumb tacks to pin elastic bands to the ceiling so I could see exactly where to hang up my curtain rod!


Here is a closer look! I bought these rods at IKEA for $1.99 on sale, woohoo!


I had gone to the fabric store to look for some shear type material, but for the amount I needed it was going to cost me a fortune! So good ol' IKEA had the perfect curtains. All I needed was 3 panels so I had to buy 2 packages.


All I did then was sew the panels to each other, leaving pockets for where the curtain rods would be placed through. 


Since I didn't like the ends that the rods came with, I used my own round crystal beads and just hot glued them in place.



And Voila! Super quick and easy canopy bed! 

Hope you liked this tutorial and maybe even make one for your little princess!

Happy crafting :)