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 :)

15 comments:

Identity Unknown said...

that is sooo cute!

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xx

craftmates said...

Very nice!!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Ladies!

Marilyn Clark said...

How beautiful..and easy! :D

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Marilyn, easy peasy right?

Rebecca said...

i love it! i grew up with a canopy bed, so I HAD to come see what you did. :) come party at my blog, if you like!

Earning-My-Cape said...

I LOVE this!!! So pretty!
Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Rebecca! For sure will stop by and link up!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks and you're welcome!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for linking up! That lace is so nice.

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Great idea! thanks for sharing!
Kim~madeinaday

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Kim!

Rebecca said...

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Ilda Dias said...

Thanks and thanks for hosting!