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DIY Canopy Crown from a Repurposed Shelf

There have been so many projects in Olivia’s bedroom that made us go spirit fingers crazy.

My inner 4 year-old wanted her DIY ballet barre. I was ready to break out in song over her oversized sheet music art. And yesterday, when Olivia’s little cousins came over to play dress up, we were all basically doing cartwheels.

And this latest DIY canopy that saved us a whopping $250 from the RH Baby and Child version almost tops them all.

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

I’d been hoping to put up a canopy in Olivia’s room from the beginning, but was not loving the price tag on several I’d found. In Hobby Lobby the other week though, I spotted this cute little shelf and it hit me. I could make it into a canopy crown!

Plus it was on sale at 50% off, and I had a coupon. Bam! Spirit fingers galore.

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

I picked up sheer Teresia curtains from Ikea and a tension rod too. The entire canopy cost about $45.

Robert set the shelf first into the studs in the center of the wall behind the bed and used a level before placing the screws.

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

I just slid the sheer curtains onto the tension rod, tightened it underneath the shelf, and that was it.

The whole project took all of 15 minutes.

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

Olivia’s exact words when she was it were “Ooooh princess!” I think that means she approves.

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

We hung up curtains on her window while we were at it too.

I spent a bit more than I usually do on curtains for these I found at Target, but it’s so tricky finding the perfect non-Pepto Bismoly pink to coordinate with the bedding, that I did it anyway. They’re nice and full and the fabric is beautiful. So yep. I caved.

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

I stumbled upon the perfect piece to go above the headboard in Myrtle Beach last week, but you’ll be seeing more of that later. I’m so thrilled about it!

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

It’s amazing to me how much bigger this window looks from when we first started on this room. DIY molding and curtains are magical!

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

We still need to add an area rug, but this space is mostly finished!

DIY Canopy from a Repurposed Shelf | Bless'er House - This version is over $400 less than the RH Baby and Child version and looks nearly identical!

Update:  See the full bedroom makeover reveal here!

I’ve debated whether or not to put some framed art on either side of the canopy. But I’m afraid I might be overdoing it then. What do you think? Add framed art or leave the blank spaces? The jury’s still out over here.

In the meantime, Olivia has her first “princess sleepover” as she calls it this week, and her cousins are just as excited about it as she is.

Okay okay, I’m super excited too. I’m all over here like Buddy the Elf thinking, “First, we’ll play tea party for two hours, then we’ll make a blanket fort, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” 😉

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20 Comments

  1. I love this! I’m looking to do something similar! The link you posted takes you to a set that has two shelves and the larger one is only 8 inches long. Is that the right one!?

  2. I think I like your $30 shelf/crown BETTER than the one at RH. Good luck with your princess party!
    I can’t wait to see what you found at MB 😉

  3. Love the canopy and the curtains….they are perfect for the room! I would leave the sides blank, too. Especially since you’ve already found something to go over the bed. Can’t wait to see it to completion….after the sleepover, of course!
    Blessings,
    Lanita

    1. That helps a lot! Thanks, Lanita! Sounds like blank sides is winning the vote, which is what I was thinking too, so that makes things easier for me. 🙂 I can’t wait either!

  4. Love it! I would leave the sides of the walls blank, especially if you are putting something over the bed from Myrtle Beach :). You are so creative!!! And the sleepover sounds fun…just add girlfriends and wine and we are good!! 🙂

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Carolyn! I’m leaning toward blank sides of the wall too. I’m thinking a glass of vino will be in order for me too. 😉

  5. Lauren this is so not a pepto-bismoly pink! Very classy for your little princess. My daughters are going through their “we hate pink” phase…sigh… yor room makes me wish they were little all over again!

    1. Thanks, Mary! I agree…these weren’t Pepto-Bismoly. I meant as in a lot of the ones I’d found before these were more that darker pink hue. I was so glad to finally find a true ballet pink with these. I reeeaaaally hope our little girl doesn’t go through an “I hate pink” phase anytime soon or we’re in trouble. Haha 😉 Teenage rooms are so much fun too though.

  6. This is such a great idea! It’s gorgeous, as is the entire room! I’ve been wanting to do one when I convert my daughter to a big girl bed and this is the perfect way!

    1. Thanks, Samantha! What is it about canopies that make the big girl bed even more exciting for them? It was so sweet seeing our little one’s face light up when she saw it. Hope your turns out well too!

  7. Absolutely precious!! Love it;0) With three boys, I so enjoy seeing what other moms do for their little girls!;0) ox

    1. You know what’s funny, Kim? I secretly wish for a little boy every time I see a cute boy room. We’ll live vicariously through each other. 😉

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