An Old Ladder Re-purposed as a Bed Canopy

I've always dreamed of having a canopy bed...somewhere along the way it switched from "pink and frilly" to "neutral and junky". I am very happy with how it turned out.
My engineer husband very securely attached the brackets to the walls and the old ladder to the worries :) Then I draped 2 matching painters drop cloths over 2 of the rungs of the ladder. That's it...easy!
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Chipping with Charm, Laurel
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  • Stacie Stacie on Oct 19, 2017
    Could you hang from the ceiling at the other end of the bed hooks to make a curtain to carry a romantic fabric all the way around the be, perhaps fishing wire ? So it's not just behind the bed.


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  • Kathleen Sozzi Kathleen Sozzi on Jul 02, 2015
    LOVE this idea for a canopy..........but I would drape the fabric like you have it over the bracket to hide it ;-)
    • Ann Ann on Nov 27, 2017
      Yes. You could drape it over the brackets only for a wider, bigger look, that’s beautifully rustic with just the ladder showing. . Great job !!
  • Lindalovie55 Lindalovie55 on Apr 02, 2016
    I bought 4 metal brackets with metal rings attached screwed to ceiling at position of directly above bed corners.started at one end and fed voiles through rings up then down across to other end till you have done all four corners. prices depend on material used.