Now that summer is here and I have some time off I have my usual list of things that I want to get done. Since we just moved the little man to his new bed, one of my tasks was covering the ugly box spring up. I shopped around looking for something that I could cover it with, but didn’t see anything I really liked. I decided to try and conquer it on my own. Especially since I wanted something that blended in with the sheets and quilt on his bed. I found a quick, easy, and cheap way to DIY a box spring cover.
DIY Box Spring Cover
I started by buying some fabric. I went with plain navy blue since his quilt has many colors, I didn’t want it to be too busy. I paid about six dollars for the fabric and bought more than I needed as I always am afraid I will mess something up! Let’s be honest, nobody wants to go fabric shopping with a toddler more than they have too.
I simply measured out the fabric and cut pieces to fit the box spring. Since the bed is next to the wall, I opted to only cut fabric for the two sides that were showing.
Next, I used a staple gun to attach the fabric along the bottom side. I simply tipped the box spring up on it’s side so I could get some leverage and stapled away. If you have excess fabric like I did, you can trim it off.
When it came to adhering it to the top of the box spring I didn’t have as much luck with the staple gun. Since there was a little too much cushion on the top I couldn’t get the staples to stay in place so I used a double sided adhesive (affilate) to hold the fabric to the top of the box spring.
Since I was doing two sides I still wanted it to look pretty at the corners. To solve this problem I simple folded the fabric on the side of my shorter end. That way it looked like a nice clean corner.
I was happy with the result. It cost me just over 10 dollars and I still had adhesive and fabric left.
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