Our transformation from a boy’s room to a girl’s tween/teen paradise is nearly complete and all things pink that my daughter once tolerated for her mom’s sake *wink* is now a thing of her past. This is now officially “her domain”! Hopefully you can find some inspiration with some ideas we were able to do and change it to suit the queen in your life.
Here’s what we did:
My little girl will always be my princess, but she was ready to part ways with all things pink and ready to restyle her kingdom. This is an alternative of the last do it yourself instructions on how to build an overhead bed canopy. Fortunately, you can use these same how to instructions to build a bathroom tub valance or window valance because of its shape.
In case you missed it, here is the other alternative on how to build a canopy over a bed:
Materials you will need:
One 1″x 12″ x 7′ white pine board ($8); Two 4 pack packages of “L” brackets-one large, one small ($6 total); Fabric of your choice-1 yard to cover valance; # of feet of trim depending on your desires (price varies)
Tools you need:
Glue gun, Staple Gun, cordless drill, drywall screws and drywall anchors
Convincing our daughters that all boys are frogs, and they are princesses, what girls bed would be complete without a crowning touch like an overhead canopy? Making one yourself is extremely easy and affordable.
a staple gun, fabric glue, a piece of plywood or other rigid board cut to a circle, and some drywall screws and hand-held drill
For the one pictured, I used some soft felt for the underside cover and the top ring (1 1/2 to 2 yards should be more than sufficient), 2 colors of sparkle tulle (about 8 yards each-on sale, this runs about $.79 per yard!), some zebra print ribbon for the tie-backs (1 yard cut into 2 pieces), some sequined cording (about 1 1/2 yards), over-sized faux pearls (1 package) and a black feather boa. You can find all of this stuff at a crafts store; I like Hobby Lobby because they put their fabrics on sale frequently. For this canopy, I spent about $20-25. You can find something similar online for much more and it’s not nearly as “customized” to suit your daughter’s room decor.