Thursday, April 19, 2012

How to Make Your Own Upholstered Bed Frame

I found this amazing idea on Pinterest and I wanted to share it with you guys, I think is brilliant! Specially if you don't have the money to buy an upholstered bed frame. Rachel from Urban Nest used a Sarah Richardson's idea, which I love by the way, I think Rachel did a great job upholstering this box-spring! Here is a picture of her final product:


She spent around $50.00 for the fabric and feet; she bought the feet at Home Depot, sanded, primed, and painted them. I thought this was funny, because in my country box-springs come with feet already.

The only thing I would've done differently are the feet; I would've stained them dark chocolate instead of painting them white, just because I love how the West Elm narrow leg nailhead upholstered bed frame looks. You could also add nailheads if you want to go further.




You could also just buy a box-spring cover if you don't want to go through the hassle of upholstering one. Here is a cute one from West Elm from $59.00 - $99.00 ea, you can get them in flax (shown below), white, or espresso color.



Here are the steps on how to make your own upholstered bed frame, I copied them exactly as they are at Rachel's post:

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  1. Start with a long strip of fabric that will fit around the box spring (you will probably have to sew 2 or 3 pieces of fabric together to get the right length). To determine the width of the strip of fabric, add 7-8 inches to the depth of the mattress. Finish the top and bottom edges with a zig zag stitch to prevent unraveling. Wrap the fabric around the box spring to determine the exact length and pin to mark where you’ll sew the two ends together.
  2. After you’ve sewn the two ends together, stretch the fabric over the box spring leaving 4 inches to fold over the top of the box spring. Stitch the fabric to the top of the box spring to hold it in place (you’ll need to mitre the fabric at the corners.)
  3. Flip the box spring over and prepare to attach the fabric to the bottom side. In my case, I wanted to make sure the stripes were level, and then I pinned it into place.
  4. Staple the fabric to the bottom of the box spring, pulling it taut as you go.
  5. Trim the box spring padding to create a space to screw in the furniture foot. I attached 3 feet on each long side of the beds (6 total.)
  6. Drill a hole that is slightly smaller than the width of the screw on the furniture foot.
  7. Cover the hole with the fabric, and use a pin to mark where the hole is.
  8. Cut a hole in the fabric for the screw to go through, and
  9. Screw in the foot.
  10. Repeat for the remaining 5 feet.
Tip: If any of the feet are wobbly, remove the foot, squirt some wood glue into the hole and reattach the foot.
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If you want to read the entire post click here. Enjoy!

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