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We are wrapping up with a few final elements in Ellie’s bedroom makeover. Once we decided on a French daybed, we knew we had to add a bed crown. She is our little princess and what better way to show that, than making her bed fit for a princess. You will not believe what we used to create this DIY canopy for her bed.
Looking at the photo, can you guess what we used?
Would you believe it’s sheets and a sofa table?
Yes, it true! Just look at the photo below.
Upcycle Sofa Table
Thrift stores are the best! You never know what you are gong to find!
Take this table for instance, when we saw the price tag of $5 we snagged it! Not knowing exactly what we would use it for.
We had an idea that the table top could be a fun memo board or chalkboard, however once we took it apart inspiration hit!
The decorative metal trim would make a fantastic canopy for a bed.
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Repurpose Decorative Metal into Canopy for a bed
Once the table was disassembled we were able to see where to make cuts to have it fit against the wall.
The metal piece was then cleaned up and painted with a brushed gold paint.
Now we had one little problem, we needed to find something to cover the metal plate where the legs were attached to the table.
They also got a quick coat of the brush gold spray paint and were attached with a bolt in the existing hole in the metal piece.
How to hang DIY canopy for a bed
Now we had to decide how to hang our DIY French bed crown on the ceiling.
The decorative metal piece attached to the table top with small brackets. We decided to use those same brackets to attach the metal piece to the ceiling.
Now this metal piece is probably less than 10 lb, but we did not want it to get pulled down by the kiddos.
In order to make sure it was secure, we decided to use 75 lb. drywall anchors.
To insert the drywall anchors we first drilled a pilot hole in the ceiling aligning with each bracket.
Once all the anchors were installed, we placed the metal piece into position and inserted screws into the dry wall anchors.
Repurpose sheets into Canopy for a Bed
Ellie has been very specific about what she wants for her bedroom makeover.
One specific item was that the canopy be white with gold polka dots.
We scoured the internet looking for curtains that would work, but to no avail.
However we discovered that Target had twin XL sheets that met our needs. And can you believe they were only $10 for a set of sheets?! We purchased 2 packages for our project.
A twin XL set would be the perfect length for an 8′ ceiling, but Ellie’s room has 9′ ceilings. Because of this, we had to add a little to the length of the flat sheets. We were able to cut apart one of the fitted sheets for the additional fabric.
We made small pleats along one end of the sheet about 1″ apart. And stitched it with the sewing machine.
Hang the Canopy for a Bed
Once we had the velcro attached to both of the flat sheets, we were able to hang them to the our DIY bed crown canopy.
The Reveal - DIY Canopy for a Bed
So, what do you think of our DIY canopy for a bed?
Can you believe that this was once a sofa table?
We love the way it perfectly frames Ellie’s charming French country daybed.
The first night that Ellie slept in her bed with the canopy, she pulled the fabric entirely over her bed, just like a tent.
She absolutely loves it! It’s so fun for us to see her excitement as each piece is added in her bedroom.
Loving the way this French bed crown adds another layer in this gorgeous room.
So tell us what you think of this DIY canopy for a bed.We would love to hear from you.
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To see more DIY Projects from Ellie’s bedroom makeover click on the images below.