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Topic: Hanging heavy drapes on a mirrored bed  (Read 1569 times)
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« on: October 06, 2011 03:18:16 PM »

So we have this bed in the guestroom... get your lols in. It's a monster, ain't it?

We are seizing the opportunity a plumbing problem made to redecorate this room, and one of the things I need to do is mitigate this thing. I plan to use some rub-n-buff type wax on the brassy fixtures, and to hang a tapestry fabric curtain over the main mirror - my question is how to handle the curtain.

I don't really want to drill holes in the dark wood frame, but the paler veneered parts might be fair game. The 'curtains' don't have to be functional, they are really to hide the mirror and get us from porno to faux-medieval if possible. Any ideas on how to hang what might be fairly heavy fabric without doing any permanent damage?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011 04:00:19 PM »

I can't give any advice on hanging curtains, but an alternative suggestion would be to do some glass painting. With some stick on lead, you could make a stained glass effect that would make the mirror look more like a window...

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011 10:57:08 PM »

LOLOL! What a hilarious bed!

That aside, if you're okay with drilling in the lighter part, you could hang one curtain rod above the vertical mirror and hang a regular curtain there. For the horizontal mirror, maybe hang another rod on the small strip on that top part, then cut the curtain to stretch exactly between that rod and the other one and then make pockets at both ends...so the curtain won't hang too low but will cover the mirror. Does that make sense?

And if you don't like the look of the rod on the top front, you could create a sort of valance out of the same material and staple it around the entire top edge up there. Hope this helps in some way Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011 10:58:50 PM »

OR, looking at it again, just make one giant drape that attaches to that top front edge, covers the horizontal mirror, and is sort of "upholstered" to that back wall with the mirror. That might look kind of medieval. You could also look into covering that back mirror with one of those upholstered headboards that are fairly easy to DIY.

« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011 04:49:09 PM »

Ooh all good ideas - thanks for giving me more options to noodle over. I got some awesome fabric ready, and have another few days to decide while we finish painting.
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