We promised our daughter we’d redo her room for her birthday. Fortunately, she was turning four, so she was happy with the room painted pink, a rearranging of the much-maligned flower decals, and a surprise canopy. The canopy couldn’t have been simpler — once I convinced my husband that it wouldn’t look like a malaria tent. He added a decorative ceiling hook 16 inches out from the wall and, using the directions from Country Living, made and hung a canopy in less than half an hour. The best part? For kids with allergies (or Moms who hate dust), a bi-yearly cleaning is as simple as unscrewing the embroidery hoop! Note: for a canopy with more swag, you probably want to place the hook a little farther out. But for young kids, it lessens the scary shadows that show up at 2 a.m. –Sarah L.
We’ll share how Sarah made the adorable pillow next week! In the meantime, what’s your dream bed?