When I showed you the guest bedroom’s new bedding a couple weeks back, some of you guys asked about the upholstered box spring. I hadn’t really planned on posting about it because I’ve seen a few other tutorials out there on how to do it.
But, since you asked, here is how I made my upholstered box spring. And of course, it’s no-sew. If I don’t have to sew – I don’t!
No-Sew Upholstered Box Spring
First off, why didn’t I just use a bedskirt? Well, you see those rails that this bed has? A bedskirt doesn’t lay right over those rails. Plus, this bed sits off the floor a bit higher than most, so the skirt didn’t even cover up my crap I was storing under the bed. Obviously, I had to relocate said crap with this solution, but its prettier than half-hidden crap.
Materials (this was for a full size box spring):
-I had two yards of this fabric and had a good bit left over. You may have seen some of it covering small cork boards on my desk.
-Hot Glue Gun
Take your mattress off your bed. I put my fabric on top of the box spring and it provided a great space to roll out my fabric and measure as needed.
Cut out squares for the corners of your box spring. My squares were approximately 10 inches x 10 inches. Please measure your box spring corners before cutting – they may not all be the same! The cut doesn’t have to be pretty. The raw edges will be covered up.
Use a staple gun and staple the fabric to the bottom of the box spring on the corner leaving plenty of fabric to cover the top of the corner.
Hot glue the top of the corner piece onto the box spring. Repeat for all other corners.
Now, you are going to cut rectangles to cover the sides of your box spring. With how my fabric was, I cut two rectangles per side and had them meet up in the middle. My rectangles were approximately 39 inches long x 10 inches wide. Once more, measure your box spring – it may be slightly different. After your rectangles are cut, use your hot glue gun to create a seam on the ends of your rectangles so that no raw edges are showing.
Just like you did with the corner pieces, staple the bottom of the fabric to the bottom of the box spring and hot glue the top down. This is because there is no wood on the top of the box spring to staple into – or at least mine didn’t have any.
Repeat this with all your other sides and you are done.
I did not do any upholstery on the back of my box spring that faces the wall – you can’t really see it in this room and I wanted to use that extra fabric for pretty things.
I think my favorite part of this bed may just be those green spray painted rails against the coral and white fabric.
What do you think?
Have you ever upholstered a box spring before?
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