Today's post is brought to you by Wendy of the Shabby Nest. Who doesn't love Wendy and her Shabby Nest? If you have never visited her, you should definitely make it a point to do so. She has loads of fabulous decorating ideas on a budget! She has been my inspiration for so many things in my home.
I want my bedding to be easy on my pocketbook, but I want it to look custom. We have been using a fitted sheet to cover our box springs...this is a great option if you want a more clean, contemporary look. But I am going for a more romantic, luxurious look. So I wanted a bedskirt. Because I am aiming for a neutral palette in my bedroom, I wanted to bring in texture. All of the neutral-colored bedskirts I found in the stores were...how shall I put it?...BORING! And the catalogs were a little too pricey for my budget. What's a girl to do?
I went and found some flax-colored linen fabric that I love and made a no-sew bedskirt.
If you want to make your own custom bedskirt, this is what you'll need:
- Approximately 4 yards of fabric
- 2 - 1"x2" wooden boards cut to the length of the bed (approximately 72")
- 1 - 1"x2" wooden board cut to the width of the bed (I have a king-size bed, mine is cut to approximately 66")
- measuring tape and pencil
- staple gun and staples
- hot glue gun or fabritac
1. Cut the entire length of fabric down the center. Standard fabric widths are between 48" and 56" this will create a drape of 24" to 28" which is perfect for most beds. (Please ignore the ratty carpet in these photos...it is on the list of things to replace.)
4. Line the fabric up with the top of the board and staple it.
9. Repeat process for two remaining boards.
This whole project took me less than 1/2 hour and cost me only $20 for the fabric on sale. (I already had the wood - but if you have to purchase wood, it isn't very expensive) Not bad!
Have a lovely Tuesday~