Thursday, January 5, 2012
I'm going to share a simple solution to create a "canopy" over your bed.
I've wanted to do something to jazz up the area above my bed for some time. I've looked on Pintrest for some fun ideas to create a canopy. I also looked for something that would cost me next to nothing. There are a lot of beautiful ideas out there but nothing that worked well with my plan to use mainly what I already had laying around.
I bought this cute candle chandelier on Amazon during Christmas. It's pretty small but it fulfilled my desire to have a chandelier - and it only cost me $16. I loved the cream color it came in, but decided to paint mine black to pop against the light color on the wall.
Here is my solution to create a canopy and do it on the cheap:
I bought this shelf bracket at Ikea for $4.00. After it was mounted on the wall, I draped some muslin I had through the opening.
I needed something to hold the fabric back on the sides so I went "shopping" in my junk drawer. I had two of these. I'm not even certain what they are or what they were used for, but I knew they'd work. You could also use napkin rings or even ribbon if you wanted.
I pulled the fabric through and hooked them onto cup hooks in the wall.
I found this cute ribbon at Fabric Depot to add a bit of softness.
Here's the breakdown of the total cost for this project:
* Chandelier - $16
* Muslin - had it!
* Ikea bracket - $4
* Ribbon - $3
* Black spray paint - had it!
For $23, I added this cute detail above my bed and fulfilled my desire for both a canopy and a chandelier. When I move, I can always change the fabric or paint the chandelier another color depending on the colors of my new space.
This idea would also work well above a crib or in a little girl's bedroom. Can you just picture that little chandelier painted pink? Oh wow, my granddaughters may need some of these soon!