First, the headboard. Thank you Martha for creating the measurements needed for this project. Since having already done this once, most of the hard work was done (the sawing drilling, etc..) and all I had to do was rip off my old fabric (done so because I used a simple white sheet and didn't want to pattern to show through) and replace it with new! Simple as that! The first time I did this, it was even better since I already had an old crappy door, wood, and some fabric. This new recovering cost me 10 bucks. Thats right, 10. Just keep that number in mind for later. Also, had to cut the legs down on my head board. It sits in front of a window, so we wanted it as low as possible without looking stupid.
Now, the bed skirt. This one is where you will get your laughs. I HATE my old bed skirt because it is old and stretched out, and doesn't fit. Now I have a NEW bed skirt that doesn't fit. Oh yes, you heard me. It doesn't FIT!!! **Angry Face** I also got this brilliant idea from MARTHA. Don't think I am mad at her... I love her... ANywho, I bought a king bedskirt for my queen bed because I wanted a really drapey affect that would blow in the breeze. Sounds good, right?? NO. I purchased the size I intended on, but I bought a fitted sheet. SHEE-IT!!!! So what a Tiny Gardener do who has no patience?? Cut out the elastic of course! I thought, oh brilliant! I will have a fitted bed skirt for $15!!! Oh yeah... Uh, this is a king sheet. SHEE-IT!!! So, with some swearing and yelling whilst ironing, I thought, safety pins. I can do this. So with some clever folds and some safety pins I now have a tailored bed skirt!
So what is the point of all of this??? I love Stan the staple gun. We were going to purchase new furniture for our bedroom to the tune of about $350. With Stans help, I created a new bedroom for $25. That is a savings of $325. Yes, that's right, 325 smackaroos! I love you Stan!!!
|Stanley, aka Stan|
|Our Lovely New Bed!|