It was time for a little updating in my guest room. It all started after creating the gallery wall. You know how it goes – one change leads to another. I am tweaking a few things and am doing it all very inexpensively – like under $50.00. Everything I am doing in this room is budget friendly and easy to replicate in your own home. I am going to show you my progress in my next few posts.
The Gallery Wall that started it all.
This is my guest room. I took down a bed hanging to paint the wall. I also painted the bed white, but what I want to show you is how easy it is to make a bed hanging to accent your bed and give your room impact.
This is how I made the canopy bed curtains or as some call it a bed hanging. I found two white curtain panels at my local thrift store for $4.30. They are heavy cotton duck – what a deal. The center black and white check fabric is from JoMar – my fave dollar a yard place. I simply made a rod pocket and header across the top of the width of fabric. You could also do this with iron on tape making it a no- sew project. ( I have that tutorial here).
For the rod, I duct taped two shorter rods that I had on hand together. That alone was not enough to keep it rigid so I had an old plastic shower rod tube in my basement and encased my duct taped rods in that. Presto- Change-o a rod. It may not be pretty – but
1. I hung the rod on two wood curtain rod brackets that I painted white.
2. I then hung the center fabric on the rod.
3. Then my thrift store panels on each side – Voilà ! an easy bed hanging. Super simple and thrifty.
I like to be resourceful. If you don’t have a rod – go hunting in your basement and see what alternatives you can find. Perhaps you can come up with something to add to these options. Broom stick?….
Next up – the window treatment, chest of drawers, and then the accessories I added.