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Topic: I am the princess of this dormroom!  (Read 11558 times)
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lilpaws25
« on: June 25, 2011 12:56:53 AM »

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum but I wanted to start out by sharing with you a dream...A dream that I've had since I was a little girl to have a canopy bed with rich pretty curtains I could pull back or untie to enclose my bed to make it a snuggly warm place of isolation and luxury.

I am pleased to say that I have succeeded!



After hours of work, measuring, almost falling off my bed a few dozen times and hurting my poor poor thumb with evil thumbtacks *sucksthumb* T^T

I have what I've always wanted! This was my second attempt at a canopy and I must say I like this one much MUCH better than my first try. Now I'm the spiffiest chick in my dorm!
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kcartwright856
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011 04:34:28 AM »

What a great idea for a dorm room! Privacy and beauty!
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011 04:48:25 AM »

Looks a boudwah worthy of a princess. Well done, never give up on your dreams.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011 07:18:44 AM »

Wow, I have always wanted one like that too. Not the froo-froo girly pink ones, but the seriously useful ones, that can keep you warm and snuggy. Love it, wonderful job.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011 07:29:48 AM »

 Absolutely awesome! Nice to see I'm not the only one wrapped up in getting a canopy! Was there a frame up top or just pinning?
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cherry_blossom55
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011 08:00:27 AM »

the red curtains combined with your slytherin scarf makes me think of the Hogwarts dorm rooms Cheesy Great job!
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lilpaws25
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011 11:39:51 AM »

What a great idea for a dorm room! Privacy and beauty!

Yup! It took me a while but I got it! My roomie is completely jealous XD if she's nice enough I might make one for her too.
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lilpaws25
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011 11:40:42 AM »

Looks a boudwah worthy of a princess. Well done, never give up on your dreams.

Thanks so much!
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lilpaws25
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011 11:42:31 AM »

Wow, I have always wanted one like that too. Not the froo-froo girly pink ones, but the seriously useful ones, that can keep you warm and snuggy. Love it, wonderful job.

Thanks, I like the more sophisticated looking canopies but all I could find were the fairy glitter and sparkle sort of ones so I made it myself ^^ it was really easy, I might post a tut when I do my roomies.
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lilpaws25
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011 11:45:42 AM »

Absolutely awesome! Nice to see I'm not the only one wrapped up in getting a canopy! Was there a frame up top or just pinning?

Yup! there's a frame up top! Well a partial one anyway. I didn't trust the thumbtacks to hold the weight and withstand the use of the curtains being shifted and adjusted, so I made a support for them with two cardboard gift wrapping tubes, reinforced by some 3/8ths dowels. I screwed in 4 cup hooks and tied it up there with some nice strong fishing wire too.
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