I've thought about creating that look for our master bedroom. The room is fairly small, although it does fit a king size bed, two bed side tables and a small dresser. I know that a four poster bed would be too much for the space...so how do I create the look I want? I want to do it frugally (of course), without compromising space. I have a plan!
My first stop was to the dollar store. I bought:
4 Plant hooks (they only had them in brass, so I sprayed them white) $2
4 White cup hooks $1
4 White "S" type hooks to hang planters on $2
Then to the hardware store, I bought:
4 pieces of 1 x 2 pine, 8' long @ $1.45 each.
I also purchased 3 spools of thin white satin ribbon @ 99 cents each.
I cut (to the size of our king size bed) the 1 x 2, sanded, primed and painted them white.
I drilled holes to attach them together in a rectangle frame. I then affixed one cup hook in each corner of the frame. I measured (on the ceiling) where I wanted to hang the frame, and screwed the plant hooks into the ceiling. I used the "s" hooks to attach the frame to the ceiling hook.
I already had white mosquito netting that I had used in our previous outdoor room for 2 summers. All it needed was a good wash with some bleach and it's as good as new!
This is the finished product! I love it!
Here's how it's all attached. I used ribbon to tie the curtains to the frame.
(pardon the ugly popcorn ceiling, if it were our house it would be gone!)
|The current headboard is made from two skinny cabinet doors and some molding. It will soon be replaced with a more substantial headboard made from a 100 year old door we bought in Seattle at the Re-store.|
These are photos I took in Mexico and had enlarged and framed
(we added the panelling a few years ago).
white peonies and pink roses from my garden
They smell so nice!
One of the old chippy French Bistro chairs I got for free, got a couple of coats of white, and my $3 giant shell sits on top to holds magazines.
These little lovelies made their way into the bedroom, on my side of the bed of course!
Cushion made from a tea towel
"My heart will always be in a cottage by the sea"
I built the white bench at the foot of the bed, our dog Molly needs it to get up there.
I absolutely love the look, soft and inviting.
I also made the mirror using a full length mirror purchased at a garage sale for 5$, to which I added some moldings I had left over from another project. A little distressing and voila!
I made the matching bed side tables by cutting a 5 drawer dresser (bought at a garage sale for $5) in half. By doing so, I lost one drawer, which allowed for the legs. It worked perfectly. I just had to make a few adjustments and add a top piece to the second one, some glass knobs (ordered on e-bay) and Bob's your uncle!
This dresser was also a garage sale find (for $10). It was too low to the ground, so I removed the "skirting" it had, and added long legs to it. It got primed and painted white, a little distressing and some glass knobs like the bed side tables.
The blue mirror and lamp are from garage sales as well.
Mirror $5 Lamp $2
Blue curtains are from Ikea.
|Looking out into the hallway.|
Do remember this little tea light holder I got at the thrift store for 50 cents? I love the shadows it cast's on the walls. It's so pretty!
I'm just sittin' up in bed blogging and lovin' it!!!
It's almost like being on a tropical getaway!
cost of canopy = roughly $15
(hardware, wood and ribbon)
I hope you enjoyed your rather lengthy (sorry) tour of our
Beachy Master Bedroom!
A special thanks goes out to Lisa @ Informal Home for the time she took to send me some pictures and advice re the canopy bed. Thanks Lisa!!! xx
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