How to Make a Debate Over a Bed Out of Material

You do not need a new bed frame to create a canopy. With some gauzy material, a few household tools and a little hardware, you can have a bed canopy installed in one afternoon. A sheer bed canopy can be made by organza, tulle, chiffon or mosquito netting. Extra-long sheer curtain panels along with long sheer window scarves can also be used.

Gauge the distance from about the center of the bed into the wall behind the bed. Gauge the distance from the ground to a place behind the bed where you want the cloth to fall or to the floor. Measure the width of the bed. Write these measurements down.

Insert the first two dimensions together to ascertain the approximate amount of material needed. Insert 6 inches for sheer cloth or window coverings for earning a rod pocket and draping between the rods. Add 3 inches for draping. Use the width of the bed to ascertain the length needed for the curtain rods.

Hold the ceiling-mount curtain rod up against the ground above the center of the bed to find out where the mounts will need to be installed with the help of a spouse. Use a pencil to mark the ceiling via the bracket holes. Check your marks with a flat to make certain they are straight so that when installed, the rod slid parallel to the wall. Repeat this for marking the wall behind the bed, only under the ceiling to mount the second curtain rod.

Use the power drill or screwdriver to screw the wall anchors into every screw hole to the rod mounts, until the anchor is flush with the wall. Set the screws through the bracket holes of the rod and screw them into the drywall anchors.

Skip to Step 7 if you have curtain panels. Make no-sew hems for sheer fabric panels with fusible web. Use straight pins to pin a 1 inch hem on any bare edges. Iron a crease to the cloth and remove the pins. Place a strip of fusible web within the creased hem, folding the cloth over the top. Trim any excess web sticking out and utilize a warm, dry iron to press the seam and seal the hem closed.

Use the fusible web to create a rod pocket on sheer fabric panels or window coverings. Fold the top edge of the cloth above, creating a 3 inch hem. Place the strip of fusible web where the top edge of the cloth touches the body. Press with the iron to seal, then creating a 2-inch pocket for the curtain rod.

Expand your curtain panels, window scarves or fabric panels onto the curtain rod and hang the rod on the ground bracket mounts. Tighten the screw on the bracket if it’s one, until the rod stays stationary. Drape the ends of the panels above the second rod set up on the wall just below the ceiling. Allow the fabric to drape slightly between the two curtain rods, with the bottom of the cloth falling out of sight behind the bed or all of the way to the floor.

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