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Thursday
Sep292011

How to get your king sized bed skirt on!

Another week.  Another, busy, busy week.  I am so glad that our summer was soooooo relaxing, because I feel like we haven't stopped since school started!  Same with you?  Anyhow...

I have been working on some really fantastic projects that I cannot wait to show you, but none of them are finished yet.  Big surprise!  It's not that I have project ADD, it's just that some projects take several steps to complete/a larger block of time than the usually 20 minutes I can spare!  As a result, I typically have several projects in the works, and I just plug away at them as time permits.

Now, that would be just fine if I didn't have so many fantastic readers out there that are wanting to see what I do next.  Last month, HBK had over 25,000 visitors, averaging 600 unique visitors each day!  That's crazy!  (And I know to some huge bloggers those numbers are laughable and small, but to a stay-at-home mommy looking for a creative outlet, those numbers are astonishing!) So, to keep the interest of my dear readers, here is a simple and very practical project.  Maybe it's more of a tip than a project.  Whatever you call it, here it is!

A few months ago, my husband and I got a new bed.  This bed is ridiculously heavy!  As we were starting to carry it up the stairs, I totally punted and asked my husband to call a friend to help, because there was no way I was going to be able to make it to the top of the stairs with the beast mattress.  So a friend came to the rescue, the mattress made it to our room, and there it has been, with no bed skirt for three months, because it is so ridculously heavy that I couldn't put one on!  Not a pretty sight!

Awhile back, my aunt was visiting and said, "You know what to do about the bed skirt, right?"  And I was like, "Clearly I don't!"  She told me to just cut out the center of the bed skirt, and then I would be able to tuck it in without taking the mattress off.  Brilliant!  Thanks, Aunt Dedee!

I laid the bed skirt on top of my bed, and cut out the center of the skirt.  I was very careful not to cut my comforter!

After I cut out the center, I laid the bed skirt on the floor, and just went around the bed, tucking the skirt under the mattress.

And here it is now!

Soooooo much better, and this literally took less than 10 minutes!  Perfect for my schedule today!

Enjoy the Son!

Reader Comments (7)

Clearly Aunt Dedee is a genius! Such a simple idea, one has to wonder "why didn't I think of this?" Thanks to both of you for the idea. MMJ

September 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaMaJo

This is a lifesaver for me today! I have been putting off the dreaded task of installing my king size bed skirt. I never remember to ask my husband for help when he is home and I doubt after a long day at work it would be something he would be willing to do anyway. So here goes...I'm installing my skirt today and will be finishing my Master Bedroom today, which by the way is a project I have been working on for about 2 years. One more thing, my friend...news bulletin: if you have 25,000 visitors in a month, ummmm, how do I break this to you, you are a big time blogger! LOL Those are big numbers and I'm so happy for you. I can totally see why, though. I love your sense of humor and genuine personality. It is refreshing and lovely! Not to mention you have brilliant ideas that can help and bless the lives of many people. OK, I need to get back to my room. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Hope it only takes me 10 minutes!! ;)

October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShan@FamilyBringsJoy

This bed skirt really make the the bed a perfect one. It gives another look, and make it also a fashionable one.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergirls skirts

How do you do it when you're changing sheets/making the bed? I am assuming you have to adjust the bed skirt all over again? I need a bed skirt myself and was just thinking, whenever I tuck the sheets under the mattress the bed skirt is going to want to go too and get stuck between the box spring and the mattress!

October 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Hi
Great idea, thank you.
My husband and I spent time this morning lugging about this really heavy matress and all the time the bed skirt kept rucking up. So tomorrow I will get out the scissors and put this idea into practice.
Regards
Susie
Gold Coast
Australia

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

Perfect! This has been bugging me for weeks, and now problem solved. Like everyone else, I have no idea why I didn't think of this, but so glad someone did!

Helga

January 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkalieris

I am redecorating my master bedroom and today I was wondering how I am ever going to get my new bedskirt on my very heavy king size bed gel mattress. I decided to look online and see if anyone had any ideas ... and here you are. :) I couldn't get my fabric shears out fast enough!! Snip, snip and tuck, tuck and it was on the bed in ten minutes. Thank you sooooooooo much for sharing and tell your Aunt she is a genious! It is awesome :) I think back on all the years I have struggled with bedskirts ... never again. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!! HUGZZZZZZZZZZZ

June 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoAn

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