A Canopy Bed for a Princess!

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At the beginning of the summer, I took our girls to Ikea to look at a budget friendly desk Sissy had her eye on.  This was quite a field trip for us since it is a 2 1/2 hour drive just to get to the store.  Little One was not happy at all and kept asking to go home, she had no interest in going to "Key".....until we got there.  Once she saw the yummy food in the cafe and all of the cool furniture, she had other plans.

Her favorite "spot" in the entire store was in the middle of the Edland Four Poster canopy bed.  It was draped with curtains on every corner and a chandelier hung in the middle.

via Ikea

I'm kind of right there with her.  If my room was large enough to handle a romantic canopy and I could convince Husband, I think I would go for it.

After we dragged her from her "comfy spot" with the promises of more chocolate princess cake, we headed home with our goodies.....and her chocolate princess cake.  The next day she told me she wanted a "lear" in her room and a pretty bed.  My little girl was finally a big girl, wanting a big girl room!!  It was just a matter of time!! 

After weeks of reminding me she wanted a "lear", I climbed up in the attic and brought down a gilded crystal chandelier I wasn't using and painted it white to match the new fabric she picked out for her room.  Then I asked her what kind of canopy she wanted.  I gave her four to choose from.

via Designer Showhouse 2007

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

via Palmer Weiss

Can you guess which bed she chose??  She liked #3 and #4,

but we have 6" crown moulding in every room and I was not going to ceiling mount a canopy, so #4 was it.  Easy peasy!! 

These are the fabrics Little One picked out.  She was very definite about what she wanted.

Fairies, sparkly purple, pink and purple stripes, and purple and white polka-dots!  Yup, she's a girl who knows what she wants!! 

There ya go!  She loves her "key" room and her "lear", although now she really can say "chandelier"....well almost!

Hope you are having a great start to your week!



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