Monday, February 27, 2012

Planter Bed Crown

When I was a little girl I had big dreams. I was going to dress like Madonna, marry Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran, and live in my parent's living room with my 6 children.  None of that happened. However, the nice thing about being a parent is living vicariously through your children and gosh darn it, I'm going to do it as much as I can, hence Molly's ballet lessons (more guilt, Mom).  Another dream of mine was to see in a bed that looked like this

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Sadly, I never did realize that dream. In fact, for a long time my room was wallpapered with orange, yellow, and avocado green owls. And this was before owls were cool.   Therefore, Molly gets to sleep in a bed with a bed crown!

I made hers out of a planter which I spray painted and turned upside down. I'll post a tutorial another day. But she loves it. I would have chosen different trims but she wanted a hot pink room which I nixed so the hot pink ribbon on the crown was a concession on my part. The ball fringe matches her curtains which also have ball fringe.











It was so hard to take a picture that truly reflects the color of the hot pink ribbon but still be able to see the pink tulle against the pink wall. Hope you get the idea, though! And that tulle is the same tulle my mother used to swathe around Molly's bassinet when she was born. It makes me happy to see it reused!

Cheers!
Jenny

15 comments:

  1. I think this is nothing short of amazing! I just love it. It so so sweet and so cute and such a great idea. I can't wait to read the tutorial. Great job!

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  2. That is absolutely adorable!!! Even prettier than the inspiration picture! I love it!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  3. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to link up at my Link Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com


    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. So sweet!! You know what would really set that off? Either a painted/stenciled/vinyl monogram right in that spot of wall that shows above the headboard and under the crown. Monograms might not be your thing....but you know we southerners monogram EVERYTHING! It really does look lovely!

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    1. That is an awesome idea, Mitzi!! I love it! I actually pinned some in the event that it didn't turn out well and I wanted to do that instead. But you're right, I could still do it! Thanks!

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  5. Oooh...so much hostility! ;))

    The bedcrown looks wonderful!! You did a great job!

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  6. What a fun idea. My daughter had one of those above her bed when she was little too (although I never thought of using a planter).

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  7. What a brilliant idea. Incidently you aren't he only one living vicariously through your kids!

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  8. I love this! I think I just decided that when my daughter moves to a big bed, she needs a bed crown. Lol, aren't you glad now that you're not living in your parents living room with your 6 kids??;)

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  9. Wonderful idea!!!! Way to repurpose!!!! :)

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  11. Love this...how fun! I would love it if you would link up at my party going on now! (It's my first one!!!)

    Jill :)
    www.jillifyit.com

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  12. Giving this some FB love on the Creatively Living FB page in a day or two.

    --Katie

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  13. Oooo I love this! :) This is so perfect for a little girl's room. Heck, I want one for MY room!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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