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How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth

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With the summer heat it has been hard for me to get motivated to do much of anything.  Have you all heard about the legendary New York humidity?  As many of you know, I am supposed to be working on making the bedroom look presentable, I even made a mood board. But so far things have been slow.  It takes a lot to get me to paint these days with Tatou, our puppy, running around.

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!
Bed before, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
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Puppy on bed, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
When Melca sent me an e-mail saying they wanted to work with me, well, it was a wake up call for me to get my act together.  You see they make canvas drop cloths.  Yay!  This is exactly what I needed to fix up that messy bed!

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. 
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What I Used:

Melca canvas Drop Cloth, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com

The How To:

I gave this canvas a good washing and was ready to start on my project!  
close up of canvas drop cloth, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
The bed is very rudimentary.  A simple metal frame with a piece of plywood and then the mattress on top.  That’s it.  It worked for a while but it really did not do justice to the eyes.  I also felt that it was too low, too close to the floor. 
the corner of the bed with mattress and bed frame, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com

​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. 
Bed risers, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
Once I had the height I was able to add a few of these plastic under the bed storage containers to hold all of my fabrics.  I always end up with way too many of those, cause you never know where you will need them

The problem was how to hide all this storage.  Here is where the drop cloth came in. 
Under the bed plastic storage containers, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com

​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.
Folding the canvas drop cloth in half, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
I then went along the length of the bottom of the bed and stapled the fabric onto the plywood. I made sure that the fabric would just graze the floor. Easy peasy, right?
Stapling the canvas drop cloth onto the plywood base of the bed, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com

​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. 
Finished bed, with bed skirt made from canvas drop cloth, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
Here is a close-up.  I think the soft neutral color looks great against the grey summer blanket. 

Oh, and did I mention how soft they are after being washed?
close up of blanket and canvas drop cloth, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com

​This is so much nicer and pulled together than before when I was exposed for all the world to see what was underneath. 
corner view of bed with blanket and canvas drop cloth as bed skirt, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
And it looks great with the rug (similar)  that I purchased a few months ago. 
Canvas Drop cloth used as bed skirt, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com

​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.
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Canvas drop cloth used as bed skirt, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
And it was so easy! Why, the edges were already sewn!! I would say this project took me a total of five minutes to do!
canvas drop cloth used as bed skirt, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
I can honestly say I am over the moon happy with this skirt.  It was super fast and easy!  And now I have so much more room to store more junk, umm, more goodies!  And the best part – I didn’t have to leave my house!
How to make a fast and easy no-sew canvas drop cloth bed skirt, #canvasdropcloth #bedskirt #fabric #storagesolutions #bedrisers #dropclothbedskirt #fastandeasysolution, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
Now that I have made an easy, no-sew bed skirt with drop cloth I must say, it was truly a stroke of luck for me that Melca reached out to me when they did and provided me with such a great product.  Not only do I now have a really pulled together bed but I also have lots more storage space!

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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How to make a fast and easy no-sew canvas drop cloth bed skirt and create under the bed storage space, #canvasdropcloth #bedskirt #fabric #storagesolutions #bedrisers #dropclothbedskirt #fastandeasysolution, How to Make an Easy No-Sew Bed Skirt with Drop Cloth www.theboondocksblog.com
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Christina Makri

Thursday 16th of August 2018

It looks like you bought another bed. I love these quick and smart ideas that change things immediately! And now you can hide a lot of things under your bed :)

Linda at Mixed Kreations

Monday 16th of July 2018

Looks very nice Mary! I need to make a bedskirt for our guest room. You can see my plastic storage tubs under the bed. It's been so hot and humid here too where once I get off work I just go home and stay in the house. Friday suppose to be around 104 and August isn't even here yet. 😥

Mary

Monday 16th of July 2018

Oh my Linda try to stay away from that heat. Sometimes even when you are in the shade you can get heat stroke.

Michelle Leslie

Monday 16th of July 2018

Brilliant Idea Mary, both the no sew bed skirt and raising the bed up for more storage. That's where I hide so many things too :D

Mary

Thursday 19th of July 2018

I got the idea from you Michelle. Remember when I asked for everyone's advice on the bedroom and you mentioned it. Thank you, it was a brilliant idea. And now Tatou has a new hiding place.

Jeanie Croope

Monday 16th of July 2018

Any time I see "no sew" I take a look. Sewing isn't my thing but I can hold my own with a stapler! Nice, Mary!

Mary

Thursday 19th of July 2018

Haha Jeanie I can sew but if I don't have to why put myself through the trouble.

Keri

Monday 16th of July 2018

Mary, the drop cloth is a very clever way to make the bed look great and to hide storage bins as well. You did a wonderful job on this. I hope it cools down soon for you.

Mary

Thursday 19th of July 2018

Thanks Keri. The whole room looks so much better now. Before the bed was too low and it looked unbalanced.

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