Have you ever dreamed of having a canopy in your bedroom? Well now you can and its cheaper and easier than you think! In my goal to makeover my bedroom as inexpensively as possible I knew I had to have a canopy of some type. Roy came up with a wonderful way that allowed me to do that and we’ll show you how to make your own inexpensive DIY bed canopy. This is part of our Bedroom Makeover on a Budget Series.
Supplies Needed For Inexpensive DIY Bed Canopy
For our QUEEN sized bed we used the following:
- 3 ea. 8ft boards (1”x2”s)
- 3 ea. 8ft pieces of PVC pipe (1/2”)
- 4 ea. 45 degree PVC connectors
- 8 ea. Mounting hooks (J Hooks) These need to be just large enough to hold your PVC pipe. Ours were 1” wide on the hook itself and approx. 3 ½” long from the bottom of the hook to the tip of the thread. Measure them to your PVC pipe to make sure they fit.
- Toggle Bolts OPTIONAL but if you can’t hit studs in the ceiling where you’d like to you can use these instead. Keeping in mind this is to hold very light sheers.
- 4 Sheers
For our queen bed, which will be different than yours, we used the following:
- Wood: Side pieces cut 6’10” End piece cut: 5’2”
- The PVC was approximately the same. MEASURE YOURS WELL! The corner diagonal pieces on the PVC were approximately 3 3/4”.
- Sheers. Make sure the rod pocket is large enough for your PVC pipe to go through! We used 4 sheers, one per corner. Using double that amount will make for a fuller canopy.
- Optional Toggle Bolts. These can be used to mount your frame to the ceiling if you can’t hit studs as described.
- Pipe, hooks and 1”x2” wood strips. Total Cost: $12.
- Four Sheer White Panels $4.91 each at Walmart
TOTAL SPENT: $17.00
NOTE: I decided to add two additional sheers onto the bottom corners. It looked fine with just one but I wanted it a bit fuller. So that added another $5 in the end.
Printable General Instructions
After the canopy had been up for a few days I decided I wanted an extra sheer on the bottom corners. It looked beautiful as it was (which all the photos above show) but I wanted more fullness. As you can see in the picture directly above the end corners have just one sheer that wraps around. We had to use some fishing line to brace the corners up as they were sagging a tiny bit so we pulled it through the one sheer using a big needle and then tacked it to the top wood frame using a thumbtack. Once we added the extra sheer we had one on each side that met in the middle of the corner. This made it easier to use our fishing line brace. Though if you have the two sheers you could also add a normal brace on the corners if desired.