So my interim idea for putting fabric + something above my bed was this:
I had two old canvases that I had purchased at Big Lots a year ago with the intentions of making wall art. Needless to say, they've been leaning against a wall for a year. So I decided to wrap them in fabric.
We recently painted our bedroom bright tropical green, so I knew that it would be tough to find the right fabric to match it. The color is unique enough that I've made a lot of the wall art myself (like my refashioned gift bag post). Originally I was thinking gray or chevrons, but I went to Joann's Fabric Store and found this gorgeous fabric:
Then, I brought it home, ironed the fabric, and wrapped it around the canvas. I stapled it to the back, making sure the fabric/pattern is straight.
|Some of my staples didn't go in straight, so I hammered them flat so they didn't scratch the paint.|
I covered the second canvas, then hung them both on the wall. Because canvas is so light, you can literally gently rest the canvas on a nail. I put several stalks of dried grass from my parents' property and voila! Wall art that matches my super bright paint!
|I placed the two canvasses fairly high above our bed because I knew that we will eventually be putting a frame under the bed, so they will be closer to where a real headboard would be!|
My ultimate goal was to replace these with a headboard in the future, but we've gotten so many compliments on them that I may keep them around for a while. Gorgeous, easy, and cheap!