You can go with a less expensive sheet than the ones you sleep on -- lower thread count makes no difference if a sheet never touches your body. Notify me of new posts via email. When we were packing up everything in Oklahoma to move here, we bought some white plastic zip up cover bags for our mattress and box spring so they would stay nice and clean throughout the moving process. Get extra-innovative by crafting bed edging with ribbon, strips of fabric, small banners, or ethnic flags and trim.
Before I started cutting and sewing, I washed, dried, and ironed the canvas. I figured up that I could get 3, inch strips out of the width of the fabric and then I just sewed those together to make one long strip of fabric. Next comes the really time consuming part. After all the sewing was done, my husband helped me disassemble our bed and staple the fabric around the box spring. We flipped the box spring over and stapled the fabric the the bottom first, then flipped the box spring back the right way and stretched the fabric over the top side to staple again, the same way we did the bottom.
Gabby was a big help. Overall, I think I achieved what I was going for. I think it gives our bed and bedroom a nice clean look. Like I mentioned before though, we could have put much more effort into the project had we wanted to, but I am very pleased with the end result.
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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public. You can go with a less expensive sheet than the ones you sleep on -- lower thread count makes no difference if a sheet never touches your body. Another option is to arrange a flat sheet over the box spring and under the mattress, pleating the corners so it hangs uniformly from bed to floor.
This creates an unfussy finishing touch for the bed and can be whipped off for a turn in the washer and dryer. A wrinkle-free or wrinkle-resistant sheet is ideal if you don't like to iron.
You don't need a dust ruffle when you have old tablecloths to repurpose. A lace tablecloth makes a fine finishing touch for an antique bed with a metal frame. Just spread the cloth over the box spring or platform under the mattress and drape the ends down over the frame.
The cloth doesn't need to reach the floor -- a tablecloth with scalloped edges will look prettier if it hangs above the floor. Use a couple of tablecloths for a very large bed. If the tablecloth is too narrow, cut it in half to pin or tape to the box spring on each side.
Trim away damaged parts of a tablecloth and stitch the hemmed remainder to sewing tape you can tape or pin to the bed. Hunt for inexpensive old lace tablecloths at thrift stores and flea markets. A bedspread one size smaller than the proper size for your bed will fit under the mattress and hang down to the floor, hiding the trash and treasure you store under your sleeping quarters.
It's a very clean, finished look, no gathers or ruffles. Most bedspreads are washable and can be repurposed for little or no expense. Try it when a child upgrades to the next-size mattress -- dye an old bedspread to match new bedroom decor colors. Look for thin, inexpensive bedspreads at street markets or in the bargain sections of big box stores to find colors and patterns that go with your bed linens.
The Wrap-Around bed skirt offers a super quick alternative solution to the traditional skirt, making your own and the fitted sheet. These are available on Amazon and are ideal for those who wish to hide the space under the bed as well as the box spring and frame. Q: I recently bought a 13" mattress and a box (without springs because the salesman said I don't need springs) that is only 5" high.I like this height and don't want to put the whole ensemble on a frame. But I do want to cover the box. A bedskirt with a 5" drop doesn't seem to exist. Those dirty, floor-scraping dust ruffles at the bottom of the bed are increasingly a thing of the past. How to cover up your box spring in a neater, more attractive way.