Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Create a Ceiling Canopy

This beautiful blue and gold nursery looks straight out of a fantastic French villa. I love the elegant details, rich fabrics and stylish chandelier. I also love the ceiling canopy they created. If you are going to face your crib with the short end against the wall it is a great way to add drama and height to the room. Available to purchase from bedding brands like Picci and Cotton Tale Designs, ceiling canopies can run anywhere from $99 to $300 - a little too pricey for my taste.

So, I searched to web for tutorials on how to create your own - but came up with surprisingly little. This step by step tutorial had some good ideas, but without pictures it was kinda hard to follow.

I suggest using a lightweight curtain with a rod pocket. Use a needlepoint hoop and thread the hoop through the rod pocket. Then suspend from the ceiling using a clear fishing line. Or, you can purchase a basic mosquito net - available for under $30 - and dress it up with ribbon or trim. If you are really daring you can even trying using RIT dye to color it to match your room.

Any way you try it, Baby will love drifting off to dreamland under a magical canopy!

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