Ok you all....I have wanted a canopy for YEARS! And you all know that our master is in the basement which means we have a drop ceiling. We also have an iron bed. Those two do not go well together in my favor for a canopy. First, how would I attach it to a metal frame? Then if I were to attach it to the ceiling, how would it be secure to ceiling tiles? Oh the heartache I've had with not being able to figure this one out.
As I was on facebook the other night, I watched a video of a beautiful bedroom from a very talented lady named Tina who lives in Australia. She has a canopy bed that is to die for! Well that didn't help me with my desire....it just made it burn more. Then it hit me!
Attach it to the cornice above the bed. It is attached to studs and is very secure. Then use zip ties to secure the frame to the bed. Oh I was on a roll! Finally, my dream was becoming a reality. Needless to say, I was waiting patiently on the hubby to come home from work so "we" could make it. I had made sure we had everything to make it happen, so there was no money spent. Always a plus when one is broke!
So here it is all dressed up...
Just a simple frame made from 1x2's, some screws, white paint and white zip ties. Then of course I made the curtains afterwards from sheets. I tied them up with ribbon I had sewn in.
I had already moved the furniture around to make sure I didn't have anything at the bottom of the bed. I wanted it to show the beautiful railing. No one has stubbed their toes yet, so I think this is working perfectly!
Our ceilings are quite high for a basement, but after the canopy was up, they looked even taller which makes no sense. But they do look taller!
I couldn't wait to sleep like a princess under my canopy...but then I noticed my chandelier looked a little under dressed.
This is what I did to make her stand out a little better.
A simple picture frame that was tucked away made a perfect medallion after being painted white. I hung it with wire and used the picture board to give it a back drop. If you look really close you'll see the wire on either side of the frame. Definitely want to make sure it is all secure so we don't have an accident on our little heads while we sleep!
By the way...this is a battery operated chandelier I made from an old 70's light, some battery candles that were epoxied to the plates, painted white and then I added some glass beaded garland to add some sparkle.
I feel like a true princess!
I truly needed some fun after all of life's craziness that has been going on. A breast cancer scare, my mother's husband's bad fall, Aunt Judy's stroke, mother in law health scare, Sara's wreck, Oliver being diagnosed with heart disease....oh how I could go on with all of the bad stuff. But as the Good Book says, sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto Lord all ye earth. SO I am going to praise Him for all of His wonderful blessings...I am alive, my husband and girls are alive, my mother and her husband are alive, my aunt Judy is alive, my mother and father in law are alive, my uncle is alive, I have loved ones all around me and I can still create! I may get down, complain some, have a pity party...but I always dust myself off, stand up and look to the heavens because my God is mightier than anything I face!