It was a toss up over who would get this...my wife or my daughter...but my daughter won. She's 3 and 1/2, I drapped the cloth around her bed and when I first turned the lights off she gasped and said, "Daddy! Staaaaaaars!" That made it all worth while climbing on a small table to reach the high ceiling in her room to mount it. I will warn you that it comes with a screw hook and a plastic sheath, but the plastic sheath has NO HOLE to screw the screw hook into, so when you drill the hole in the ceiling to put the plastic sheath into--drill a very narrow small hole into the center of the plastic sheath first and screw the screw hook into that BEFORE you stuff it up into the hole...then screw it in the rest of the way to spread the "wings" and secure it to the ceiling. Once all that is done...it is 'VERY sturdy. I was afraid my girl would yank the whole thing down after a day or two accidentally by playing with it, but at 3 1/2, she understands it's just supposed to hang, not to be climbed on. I am also surprised by how strong the mesh material is. The stars stay glowing for quite a while too! My daughter has a big molded plastic castle bed from Step 2 so the netting wraps around the bed and I don't have to worry about her getting caught in it when she's asleep (another concern I had originally). I tucked most of it in back of the bed so it would drape over the top of the bed and the stars would be visible.
I really like this canopy but it doesn't hang straight and I find myself trying to fix it daily. I think the canopy is unbalanced & I'll need to find something to sew onto the other side. Other than that my daughter & I are big fans.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Comparable
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Pretty good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I was a little concerned about the size since I wanted it to fall lengthwise on a daybed. There is lots of fabric and it would even go on a huge Queen bed. The stars look like they may come off soon, but I guess I can stick other appliques if I like. You do need a sturdier hanging pin than what is provided. It is very white even though the picture shows it with a bluish hue. Overall, very pretty and worth the money.
I got this for my daughter after reading the bad reviews about the stars not staying glowed long. I have to agree they do not glow long after the lights go out but I like it because my granddaughter would lay in bed all night awake looking at them. She has them glowing when she gets in bed and when they go out she goes out soon after. ( I hung the canopy outside over a swing the first day cause not much light in her room from sun and it does wonders) I would recommend it..
I ordered this item for myself as a grown adult and love it! What a perfect StarLight princess environment. It is made well, very lightweight and fits perfectly over my twin sized bed. And the stars glow well once the black light is off. ♥
I purchased this item as a gift for my daughter. She loves it!! It looks so elegant over her bed...The stars glow very well under a black light. I would recommend tying the ends up if you have kids over playing on the bed due to the sheer lace tears easily. Other than that this is a great buy!!!