Do you remember last month when we moved our two kids into a college apartment together? Our upstairs bedrooms suddenly had empty spaces (which was a little refreshing, actually). I’m still in the process of re-arranging and tweaking bedding.
HH’s mother gave Spunky Daughter (SD) a 4-poster bed and mattress set. SD thought a 4-poster was over-doing things for a college apartment, so she passed the antique jewel along to me. Yippee! She wanted her old headboard that she’d painted – the one I’d moved into the new navy and white room earlier this year.
The Bedroom Redo in Nature, Navy and White was pretty well finished in April – or so I thought. Here’s the room with SD’s white headboard.
SD also took the Fabby Shabby Telephone Table that’s to the right of the bed.
Rather than move the 4-poster into this room, I asked HH (sorry, Hubs!) to rotate beds in both rooms. The old bed from the nostalgia room is in the navy and white bedroom now. The 4-poster went to the nostalgia room.
I’d planned to eventually paint this bed a cream color for the nostalgia room. I’m so glad I didn’t waste my time on that!
My MIL likes the wooden bed with all the other wood tones in the room, but I’m still tempted to paint this 1980’s bed white like the other. What do you think?
Did you notice the trash can? SD sparked that idea when she asked to use an extra can from our garage for their kitchen trash. The metal can is a perfect look for their apartment. I needed to replace the telephone table SD took with her, so a second extra can took the spot.
The can is a little short with the mattress height, so it may only be temporary. It’s great for storage inside a trash bag in the can. I know you’d do the same! Ha!
I cleaned garage grunge from the can before bringing it inside, of course.
I didn’t get a before picture of the bed skirt with this “new” bed, but it was 3″-4″ short. A simple band technique corrects the length.
Step One – Cut Opening for Contrast Band
Cut a strip off of each skirt section at 3″-4″ from the hem.
Step Two – Add Contrast Piece
Cut strips from your contrast fabric to the width of the additional length you need for your skirt.
Hem the ends and stitch strip to the part you cut away from the skirt. Serge or zig-zag all seam allowances to “finish” seams and press.
If you must piece together your added strip, locate seams inside the fold of a pleat, if possible.
Pin attachment to the base of the bed skirt to align pleats correctly.
Stitch attachment to the bed skirt base, finish seams, and press.
By the way, I realized after visiting Painter Artist Mom that this idea came from her. She did the same thing to a gathered bed skirt in a guest room. The influence she’s had on me all my life amazes me! Thanks, PAM! 🙂
How do you remedy bed skirts that need re-sizing? Any ideas we need to know?
I’m sharing at Metamorphosis Monday.