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Photo: Archi_Viz (Shutterstock) Canopy beds can make your bedroom feel romantic, calm, and peaceful. But canopy beds themselves are, well, expensive. You can get the canopy look, though, but without the cost. Just make your own. What you’ll need for your canopy bed For these projects, you’ll need a tape measure, screw gun, and a stud finder. And since screwing into ceiling plaster above your head can get particles in your eyes, you should also wear safety glasses. Make an embroidery hoop canopy To get a round, drapey effect, use sheer curtains and a large embroidery hoop . To hang this canopy, screw pot rack hooks into three places in the ceiling, 24 inches apart. Open your embroidery hoop, put your curtains onto the outer hoop, and reassemble it. Then hang your hoop from the pot rack hooks and drape the curtains around your bed. Mount curtain tracks above your bed For a larger, curved look, you can use a ceiling-mounted curtain track and a grommeted curtain set or shower curtain. Install the track above your bed with the hardware provided, and then hook the curtains onto it. This also allows you to pull back your canopy when you want. Use curtain rods around your bed Straight curtain rods can also be mounted to the ceiling and aligned with each side of your bed to get an enclosed, canopy-like effect. Attach drywall anchors and screws to the ceiling, and then add the rods with the curtains onto them. Using […]