Well, this all started when we moved and did the show house…Remember this from last year? All that pink? Well, when we moved into our new home, we still had a full can of “Pink Taffy” paint, and a girls room that needed a little something….so we did this:
Don’t get too carried away, and think that we really planned on doing this from the start…it was more of a “let’s see what we can do with it,” kind of project. Honestly? The girls LOVED it…and you know what? It kinda grew on us.
If you’ve moved into a new home recently (or ever), you will totally agree that the downstairs and living spaces get attention and the upstairs bedrooms…well??? No one will really see them. Oh well, we had some paint, and decided to put something together for the girls with that pink paint.
Well, we decided to take their room up a notch and add a pair of bed coronets. Since the girls share a room, and we had a spare pair of window panels that weren’t being used, we did a late afternoon DIY that really brought it all together. Here’s how it looks now:
What’s that? Basically a princess canopy. Or to get technical: a coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring.
But we didn’t use a metal ring…we used eye hooks, and some anchors.
Well, we were using drapery that we had made for our show house but it was merely collecting dust in a dark closet in the house. This was not getting used anywhere, but we decided to put it to good use. Kim came up with the great idea of creating these canopies…so we did.
You know what the hardest part was? Trying to figure out how wide/narrow/round to create the arch or “ring” at the top. And since these were custom made drapery panels, they already had the pins to hook into the curtain rings already, so how do hang them?
We needed to do a little engineering and create a template, after Emma’s failed attempts at “freehand” drawing (using a pencil and string…don’t do that), we were able to create the appropriate arc needed.
Then, we found the center, and drilled a hole. Put in an anchor, and screwed in an eye hook. We did that for a total of 18 times for each bed. So, 36 drilled holes. 36 wall anchors. And 36 eye screws.
And it was perfect. We accurately measured the distance from each pleat in our drapery because we wanted the arc to be taut. This is what makes it feel as though we used a ring.
All in all, this project took around 2 hours. 1 hour of it was spent randomly drawing arc’s. The second hour was spent drilling and hand twisting each eye screw. And there was a quick trip to Lowes in there too.
Was this easy? Yes. I wish we got it right the first time…it would have take WAY less time, but…anyone else love this project? Leave us a comment…we would love to hear from you.