DIY Dining Room Table Canopy

Posted on August 17th, 2014 in Decorating

My friend Joanne was coming over for dinner to celebrate her birthday, and I wanted to make it an extra special occasion. I have had these IKEA sheer curtain panels forever (they’re the LILL, for $3.99 a pair), so I decided I’d make a canopy around the dining table. Here’s the table before:_before

I started by puttingĀ 3M Command Strip wire hooks on the ceiling. I use 3M Command strips for everything because I can hang things without damaging the paint, as they’re easily removable. So they’re great for temporary installations. I bought two 9-packs on Amazon and applied them to the ceiling in a circle above the table.after5

On the hook, I hung a paper clip that was unfolded, so that one end hung on the hook, and the other end became the hook to hang the sheer curtain panels. Because this sheer panel was like a fishnet with holes, it was easy to hook it. I used 4 curtain panels, i.e. 2 pairs for $3.99 a pair And here’s the finished look. It’s still up, even after the birthday party. I just love it.after1after2after3after4And in case you were wondering, those are CB2 Whirly Hanging Candleholders suspended above the table, with LED flameless votive candles from World Market. I have those Whirly Candleholders above my table at all times, I put various things in them throughout the year, or depending on the dinner party.


  1. Tamara Berg says:

    Jonathan this is so cool!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Sharing!!

  2. Debra says:

    How special and beautiful! You have the loveliest of ideas and are indeed a wonderful friend!

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