Box Spring Upholstery
Kitten has a full-sized mattress. She probably thinks this is because she is a princess, but really it was because we already owned it and were too cheap to buy another mattress.
Initially we put it directly on the floor so that she wouldn’t have far to fall if she rolled off. We kept it on the floor because it makes one heck of a trampoline and why on earth would I ruin that for the kids??
So, Kitten has a large mattress in the middle of her room. We dressed it up with a DIY headboard made with plywood, egg-crate and a ‘Kmart-special’ comforter. The box spring, however, remained an eye sore.
Recently I tackled that ugly box spring. Here is the before:
You can even see a bit of the awesome headboard to the left there.
I used some nice green fabric I had laying around that used to be Kitten’s curtains in her room before the move. I stapled it to the wood on the bottom of the box spring:
I went to staple it on the top and discovered…there’s no wood on the top! D’oh. So, I made do with some gaffer’s tape (love that stuff):
In the end I was super happy with the results. Kitten’s bed now looks ‘put together’ instead of ‘haphazard’:
It cost me nothing and it took less than 30 minutes. Win!
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