One thing I did manage to tackle has been the bed. This is how it looked before but I knew it needed a lot of help to look presentable. Today I am going to show you how to make an easy no-sew bed skirt with drop cloth. Along with some other tricks!
Before I knew it I had this beautiful 4 by 12 foot 100% cotton canvas drop cloth at my doorstep! It was stitched all around and the best part, there were no seams in the middle of the piece. I don’t know if you remember with my last use of drop cloth to make curtains. I was very happy with that one as well, but it did have a seam in the center which I had to work around.
What I Used:
The How To:
My solution was to buy these bed risers. There were 8 in a pack and I used 4 for the edges and two smaller ones for the center support.
The problem was how to hide all this storage. Here is where the drop cloth came in.
I had seen this idea a few months back on My Wee Abode. Julie had done a fantastic job of making a very pretty, pleated bed skirt. But I’m two lazy for that.
Instead I came up with my own simpler version. I only needed to hide two sides of the bed because as you may have noticed the bed is pushed up against the wall. I started out by folding the canvas drop cloth in two lengthwise.
And here is the result. That 12 foot length was enough to cover the two sides easily. If I should decide to move the bed and expose the other side as well, all I have to do is cut the canvas lengthwise and use the other half (the other 12 feet that is now folded over) on the remaining sides.
Oh, and did I mention how soft they are after being washed?
This is so much nicer and pulled together than before when I was exposed for all the world to see what was underneath.
Not only am I hiding my storage bins but I also added more height to the bed with the risers. The solid light color of the canvas drop cloth serves to visually make the room look taller.
Be sure to drop by Julie’s blog, My Wee Abode and check out her projects. She is an expert on small home living!
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