We have an all-foam mattress which rests its weary flesh on a wooden frame that doesn't play well with bed skirts.
Here's an older picture of our room, and you can see the disaster that is the bed skirt. Frumpy and dumpy and grumpy.
The frame is very short, so the skirt sags depressingly on the rug.
Here, take a scandalous peek under my skirt. I dare you.
See my quilting mat under the bed? Technically, it's my daughter's quilting mat, but possession is nine tenths, as they say.
This always happens as well:
Despite the fact I hate making the bed, I make it almost every day.
I'd always planned on doing something about the skirt, but this happened. Daily.
That's but a sampling of the damage he's done to this comforter. But Eddie has a history of claiming this land for Spain. If there are beds and pillows involved, you can bet your furry bum he's there.
He even finds himself trapped in the pillows. No escape in sight.
So I did.
I threw the new, offensive bed skirt on the floor. The floor was probably dirty, but I most likely didn't care. Perhaps grease spots will haunt my future.
I proceeded to defile the skirt by cutting off all the white part that normally resides beneath the mattress. Then I got out my seam ripper and continued the desecration.
Soon I had three pieces of fabric that perfectly matched the new comforter set. I'd better not screw this up because I'll never have the recipe again.
Philly took me on a date to Home Depot where we bought a piece of luan and cut it to fit the sides and foot of the bed frame. I wrapped it with bug-infested (they were dead) quilt batting.
Then we wrapped with skirt fabric thus.
Halfway through, the pneumatic stapler died. Philly disassembled the demon, found the broken part, swore a bunch, then traveled to Menards to purchase a new one.
We've ordered the replacement part for the original. Now we have serious back-up.
Stapled on some velcro...
Added velcro to the bed frame so they could have relations...
By the way, dusting is for sissies.
The end result? Thank goodness you asked, because I've had enough wine to fell a horse, and I need to close down for the night.
Oh, happiness abounds.
So clean and streamlined.
If you missed my DIY headboard post, go check it out!
My new comforter set is very similar to the previous set, minus the doggie rips and tears. (Bedding can be found HERE.)
Seriously. Why haven't you checked out the headboard? Hometalk thinks I'm awesome even if you don't.
And just so you don't think I'm a heartless bee-yotch...
Look who's back in Spain.
Swing Into Spring