Making an over the bed Canopy
Which in my old home, looked like this :
I was kind of stumped at this point and was considering hanging it as usual and filling it with SOMETHING.
But, right at the knick of time, in came my awesome hubby with a great idea…. “Why don’t you flip it over”, he said. BRILLIANT!! He proceeded to remove the chains that the fixture came with originally.
Then, he flipped the basket over, and drilled a hole right in the middle of it.
He then took one of the chains and pulled it through the hole and secured it with a small screw and bolt on the other side.
At this point I stepped in and gave it another coat of spray paint. After the paint was dry, I used 3 yards of purple tulle that I picked up at Walmart for a total of $2.98.
I cut the 3 yards in half, vertically, and hand sewed the fabric onto the basket leaving about six inches “seam” allowance on the top. I made sure to start sewing a few inches past the mid point of the basket on both sides, so that the fabric overlaps somewhat when pulled apart.