Friday, February 6, 2015

Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook

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It's amazing how fast kids grow! It was just last year that I made this cute little teepee for our daughter.
Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook made from curved curtain rod and $4 ikea curtains
 Well, it didn't take long for her to grow out of it. In fact, it's probably set unused for the better part of the past 6 months. She's recently wanted to start playing in it again, but she's just too big. So, I decided to upgrade it into a cute little whimsical canopy tent or reading nook.
 Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook made from curved curtain rod and $4 ikea curtains
 I bought this awesome  little curved curtain rod off of Amazon for about $15 It's perfect since it can be pretty small compared to most curved rods you'll find in the department stores. It can be as small as 28 inches, which is perfect for corners.  As you can see, I started putting this rod a little bit lower, but ultimately decided to hang it right under the ceiling.

Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook made from curved curtain rod and $4 ikea curtains
 I used 3 pairs of the LILL lace curtains from Ikea. They are $4 per pair.
Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook made from curved curtain rod and $4 ikea curtains
 For the tie backs, I just used some screw in hooks. I wanted to use some cute little ribbon for the tie backs, but I used what I had on hand. And goodness knows, I have a ton of jute lying around :)
Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook made from curved curtain rod and $4 ikea curtains
 I was imagining a cute little chandelier hanging from the ceiling, but opted for something I already had on hand -these cute little tissue pom poms.
Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook made from curved curtain rod and $4 ikea curtains
 Here's the look from inside the little nook.
Whimsical Canopy Tent or Reading Nook made from curved curtain rod and $4 ikea curtains
 I love how this turned out. It's so whimsical and princess looking :) This rod is adjustable up to 48 inches, so it'll be easy to make this larger as she grows.


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28 comments:

  1. Oh I love this idea. What a special place for a little girl to play, read and dream.

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  2. This is adorable! I would have loved something like this as a little girl.

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  3. I love this! I've seen those curtains at IKEA and am always trying to think of something to do with them--this is a great idea :)

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  4. This is so cute, great idea!

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  5. How did you hang the pom poms?

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  6. It says you used 3 Pairs so does that mean 6 in all correct???

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    1. Hi!! Did you end up making this? Curious if you used 3 PAIRS or 3 total curtains. :)

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  7. I love this idea, and the fact that you put the links helps so much in trying to find the right materials. It looks so easy, cheap, and lots of fun. I love to read so this is genius!

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  8. It is really important the kids to have place where they can fulfill their fantasies. Family Camping Tents

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  9. What color is the paint in this room? Love it!

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  10. I will make for my daughter one, this beautiful, great!!, Thanks

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  11. We did this for my daughter as a Christmas present. She LOVES it! HOWEVER, I would recommend NOT using the curtain rod posted. It is very poor quality and bent even with just sheers on it. If you read some of the other negative reviews, others say the exact same thing. Not sure what we are going to do to replace it, but most likely a hula hoop or something similar. We've been to Home Depot and Lowe's but can't find a curved curtain rod that could go in a corner area.

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    1. I have had the same problem. :( Would love to know what others have used in place of this rod as I cannot find anything similar.

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    2. Our curtain rod has held up so far! No bending yet.
      Sorry for the problem :( Another idea I was exploring, it's more expensive, was to do it with a curved shower curtain rod. They are a lot bigger though. And maybe that's another thing, the curtain rod I have posted is expandable, and I don't have it expanded very far, so it may be holding up better because of that also.

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    3. I used a large embroidery hoop from hobby lobby when making my niece's need canopy.

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  13. Nice post ! thank you for your share!

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  14. What a tent for little kids. Amazing, you share best tent for a new born daughter. Awesome

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  15. What a beautiful space! I am featuring this on my website if you don't mind.

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  16. This is so cute, great idea! How did you hang the pom poms?

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  17. Is there any way you can post a picture of how you installed the brackets? Ours came with No instructions and we haven't a clue how to install it.

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  18. Where did u get the faux fur rug

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