Hey Everyone, I’m Corey Decker from “Sawdust2 Stitches” and I am so excited to be a guest today!
I’m a stay-at-home Mom of two rambunctious, adorable, toe-head boys, and I love it! BUT when those cute little balls of energy close their eyes to sleep/nap, I like to open a nice cold Diet Coke, go into the garage, and build something. Ahhh.
Now, I understand not very many people share that enthusiasm, but what if at the end of the day you got to crawl in to a bed like this…
This is another one of my happy places. In my room, there are no chicken nuggets, no graham cracker crumbs, not even a single goldfish! It is like a real adult’s room and I LOVE it. The white and open room is so relaxing, and calming, I imagine this is what a spa might feel like.
Would you like a sanctuary like this? Well I can help get you started, for less than $20.00!
4 x ½” PVC Pipe (8’ long each) $1.86 x 4 = $7.44
4 x 90° Elbow PVC $0.46 x 4 = $1.84
14 x PVC Conduit Clamp $3.04
Spray paint (Rustoleoum Oil Rubbed Bronze) $6.57
(If you choose to use the same drapes as I did, you can get them for $4.99 a pair!)
Saw (You can pretty much use any form i.e. hand, miter, jigsaw, rotary, table)
Drill or if necessary screwdriver
Screws (anywhere from ¾-1 ½ “)
Alright, first step is to cut your PVC pipe, like I said you can use any saw, it is very easy to cut.
Below you will find the different bed sizes and measurements of the 4 lengths you will need.
Okay, now take the sand paper, and by hand simply scuff up the PVC pipe as well as the 4 corner pieces and 10 of the clamps . When sanding you can use a fine grit paper, we just want the spray paint to properly adhere.
Once they are sanded wipe them down and allow them to dry.
I chose to use Rust-o-leum in Oil Rubbed Bronze. It’s a little pricey, but I don’t need to prime it and can be used on most surfaces.
Follow the directions on the can of spray paint for best results. You will be painting all 4 PVC poles, 4 corner pieces, and 10 of the clamps.
Once everything is COMPLETEY dry, can put the rectangle together. When installing I would STRONGLY suggest having someone’s help.
Have someone help you hold the large PVC rectangle above your bed and have a pencil handy. I would suggest marking on the ceiling where the corners will be and then draw a very light line of where the pole runs.
Doing it this way eliminates needing to measure a million times and go through trial and error. (I would know).
Next step is installing the clamps directly into the ceiling. If you can put them into studs I would advise it. I planned mine out so that at least one clamp on each side of the rectangle was in a stud. If that isn’t a possibility, I might suggest using a few “mollies” to better secure it.
Once your clamps are in place disassemble your rectangle, and then thread the PVC pipes through the clamps.
At this point that you will want to add your drapes!
I would suggest using curtain rings, simply because you will not need to worry about the clamps getting in the way. But you can do it without, you will just need to work around the clamps.
These are available almost everywhere!
For drapes I chose to use IKEA Lill SheerDrapes. They are an awesome deal, you get a PAIR of sheer drapes for $4.99! I used a total of 4 sets, for a total of $20.00!
But the options are limitless, and the look can be customized to your tastes!
All that’s left to do is put the corner piece back in place, and you are done!
These drapes gave my room the “Wow Factor” I was going for !
So next time you are feeling the need to relax, open a cold Diet Coke and head to the garage. You will be glad you did!