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VINTAGE BED CROWN


While sifting through some of the stuff I had piled up in my junque area, I rediscovered this little petite pot rack that I had found quite awhile back at a thrift store.

Originally, it was black and chippy, but I saw potential.
I thought the scrolly little curves were adorable and the little size was perfect for hanging lavender bouquets or charms or something from.

So I painted it white with a spray paint and then distressed it a bit to show off it's rust and crust patina and used it in a display I had for a bit and then it sat stored away.

I was planning to list it for sale so I left it out out of the box and got back to work.
But as I relaxed in the bath that evening, I had this inspiration.
For some reason I was thinking about that pot rack and how cute it is and thought, why not use it to make a bed crown for my daughters bed?

Hey, everyone has a pot rack above their bed, right?

She had a little wood bunny and typesetter letter above her headboard on the wall and while it was charming, I was thinking a bed crown with fringe and yards of fabric would be perfect!
I had this antique satin scarf valance in a gorgeous pearly cream shade that was fringed all along one side.
This thing is like 200" long- perfect!
I tacked it to the inside of the pot rack, using safety pins of all things, and bunching and draping the fabric lengths to fill the inside of the rack and fall to the floor behind her headboard.
Then I put the 'A' typesetter letter in the center of the swags to finish it.

It isn't perfect and could use a bit of tweaking but it does look so charming!


I love that this little old vintage pot rack that was tossed aside became something so charming with a bit of paint and imagination!



Flaunt it Fridays

15 comments

  1. Hello...

    Ohhh my...this turned out soooo pretty...I love it! I'm not sure that I would have thought to use that pretty pot rack as a bed crown but it's such a great idea! Love, love, LOVE all the pretty draped fabric and fringe...it's perfect!!! I did something very similar in my Tea Rose bedroom! Sure adds that perfect touch to a pretty bed!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  2. OMG HOW VERY SWEET, AND WHAT A WHY TO RECYCLE AN ITEMS, THAT WAS PUT TO THE SIDE!! I LOVE THIS IDEA :)THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

    HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

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  3. Ooh, this is so gorgeous. My idea of a beautiful blog. I've just become a follower as I want to see more.
    I'm getting a French-inspired blog underway and I would love it you could visit and check me out..:D
    http://pichetsinparis.blogspot.com

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  4. Nearly forgot. I've got that pic in front of the Eiffel Tower and a little history for you on my new blog..:D

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  5. How pretty is this? makes me wish I was a little girl again! I love it....thanks so much for joining the party...so much fun to see all the before and afters!

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  6. Ooooh! that pot rack turned bed crown is fabulous, you did a beautiful job on it.
    Love the inspiration over here :)
    Thank you for your visit to my place
    xx
    Dore

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  7. Oh, I wish i had girls instead of boys! That is soooo cute! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.

    Carol

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  8. That is just too adorable. Now that is what I call thinking outside the box. Thanks so much for coming by. Glad I found this.

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  9. That is so cute! Much more studier looking then the mosquito netting and much prettier!

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  10. Really super idea. Perfect! I'll bet she loves it.

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  11. What a great idea!! I used a pot rack in a bathroom for towels, etc., but it is a wall rack. You did a great job, and I', so glad I found your blog!! Off to see the chairs now...

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  12. Hi Courtney, What a great idea for a bed canopy. Very pretty, your daughter must love it. I love it. Have a great week.
    The Swedish Room

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  13. That is a brilliant idea! I love how it turned out. Your daughter must feel like a princess after you've added the canopy. Happy Friday.
    -marie

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  14. This is just super sweet!! It adds that perfect touch of french/vintage! Love it!! Thank you for showing it off at my party! It's amazing!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  15. I loved the bunny in the before, but our babies wo grow up fast, don't they? :)

    livvyloowho.blogspot.com

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