It’s the season for refresh and renew and my master bedroom is in need. It’s the most neglected room in our home. I figure no one sees it but hubby and I so it’s not the first room to get attention when needed.
On my to do list for quite some time has been to raise the height of the bed frame, and make or buy a new bed skirt. Our bed has always been the strangest height. No matter what bedskirt I buy it’s either too long or or it’s too short.
If I had to pick, I’d take too long over to short any day but it always looked unkept. I thought the least expensive way to get what I wanted was to make my own and by doing that I could also make it with the right amount of drop to the floor.
I looked online for fabric, which is always a risk, you never quite know if the color will be right. Then I went to the only fabric store, JoAnn’s in my neck of the woods, only to figure out fabric is way to expensive and the quality is poor.
I really wanted 100% linen bedskirt. I know it wears forever and gives me that old fashioned unkept look that I love. Probably going with a neutral color is a good idea too. No sense picking a color that doesn’t work FOREVER!
Since when did fabric by the yard get so expensive? I thought after buying the fabric and spending all my time cutting, pinning it together, and sewing I was way further ahead to purchase on, so that’s what I did.
I also invested in bed risers to bring the bed up to adult height. I always felt like we were sleeping on the floor, or a toddlers bed. We have now graduated to big peoples size. The 4” risers did the trick and it was a cheap and easy fix.
Hubby didn’t understand the whole idea behind it all but he went with it and wondered why we needed a taller bed, and why we were accommodating a bed skirt. Ha-ha. I got a good chuckle out of that but fortunately he rolls with my, as I call them: BRILLIANT IDEA!