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skirt for a bed with side rails

the path less traveled market: skirt for a bed with side rails

4.25.2010

skirt for a bed with side rails

Here's a project that I just finished. It's not shop related, but I thought you might like to see anyway. :)

This is our bed. So comfy, with some gorgeous bedding, too. But, since I had never gotten around to altering the bed skirt to fit the bed frame, all the stuff that we are storing under it (we live in an apartment with limited storage space) was visible to anyone who walked by the doorway. That was something I decided to finally fix!

I already had the bedskirt that came with our bedding, and it was the typical bed-in-a-bag kind that is supposed to lie between your mattress and boxspring. Since we have a solid bottom bed we don't have a boxspring, and the side rails of the bed are in the way and would get covered if I was going to just spread the skirt before putting the mattress down.

So ... I cut the side panels off of the skirt.
That took a little bit of courage since it is from the Martha Stewart Trousseau line at Macy's. If I messed up it wouldn't be cheap to replace!
I took a pack of 2" wide sew-on Velcro and cut it into 1" wide strips, lots and lots of them.

I pinned the female sides about 8" apart on the outside (the side that would be showing) of the bedskirt panels, and sewed them in place using my machine.

I then took my husband's staple gun and crawled under the bed to staple the male sides of the Velcro to the inside of the side rails and panel at the foot of the bed, 8" apart again.
John walked into the room as I was doing this and laughed - it must have been a pretty funny sight to see me, 8 months pregnant, with my head and arms under the bed and my belly and feet sticking out!

The last step was to stick it all in place!

Ta da!



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3 Comments:

Blogger honeysuckle said...

This is a great answer for those with this kind of bed. Thanks for figuring it out!

April 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Great idea - I have the same issue with my bed. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday - I would love if you added my party button:)

April 26, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Looks great. The mental image of you under your bed with a gun made me smile.

April 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

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