Children fabler

Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Medieval FABLER nursery


Materials: FABLER bed canopy x2

Description: I used two FABLER bed canopies in my son’s castle-themed nursery, to make a lampshade and curtains. The lampshade was a very simple hack: I just cut off the mosquito net and cut a hole on the top, in order to fasten it on to the electric cord. I found a flying-dragon mobile that matched the colours of the flags, and hung it inside the lampshade.

For the curtains, I cut off the flags and mosquito net from the second FABLER, and made medieval-style banners to hang on each side.

~ Annie, Greece

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Medieval FABLER nursery

  1. iwanna says:

    great hack and great room!!!!could you please tell me what kind of fabric and the exact colour did you used for the curtain?and where you bought it?ευχαριστω πολυ

    • annie says:

      I just picked a light blue that matched the blue flags from the canopy. It’s not exactly the same colour, but it matches. As for the type of fabric, I just picked a sturdy non-transparent fabric, so that the banners are a bit rigid (each banner is made of two layers of fabric). I hope that helps :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    So smart and elegantly executed!

  3. cammie says:

    that is one awesome dragon mobile

  4. Carla says:

    I love the colors, and the theme and the hack. Well done! :)

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