Bed Skirt From Vintage Tablecloths

5-DSCN5497Oops! I flew through this project without taking pictures. The ones I have are different shots of the finished skirt.

I could give you a bunch of excuses.

-My flash doesn’t work on my camera. True.

-It was a cloudy day. True.

-Batteries were exhausted in my camera. False.

-Project was too big. True, but that’s never stopped me before. :)

The truth is, I simply got in the groove with no set plan and forgot to grab my camera. Regardless, I’d like to tell you about it.

3-DSCN5495I hide store my yarn stash under our bed, but my bed is pretty high off the ground so the sides of the spread do not cover what I have stored. I’ve always wanted a bed skirt, but I built the bed from doors and decking boards. A purchased skirt wouldn’t cover the sides.

Light Bulb Moment!

I buy vintage linens at auction that I use for crafty projects. I had quite a few white tablecloths. They all had different decorative edges, but I made them work for me.

I mixed them up and used the decorative edges for the skirt. The best thing was I didn’t need to hem them. Yay, Me!

My foot board extends to the floor, so I only needed skirts on the sides.

1-DSCN5493Basic construction-Flat sheet of fabric covering the top of the box springs. The skirts were gathered and attached to both sides.

I love the shabby look!

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The Spinning Wheel

2-DSCN4196Years ago I purchased a brand new spinning wheel to spin my own yarn. At the time we owned sheep, so creating beautiful skeins of yarn with this resource seemed like a natural next step.

Well, I was naive. The spinning wheel beat me. I’m not proud of admitting that. I have mastered many DIY techniques, but this one eluded me. I just could not get the hang of it.

We eventually sold the sheep and the spinning wheel became a fixture to dust. Visible, but not seen.

Last fall I went through the house on a de-cluttering mission and to gather things for a yard sale. I decided to sell the spinning wheel. It didn’t sell at the sale, so I decided to post it on a local buy/sell/trade Facebook page. Since the page is only open to people living in my area, a local reader contacted a friend in another town who was looking for a wheel. Thanks to the reader for connecting us together, my old “new” spinning wheel received a new home where it could be appreciated.

1-Spinning Wheel Yarn 1The update to this story came a few weeks ago. The new owner is very happy with the wheel and she sent me a picture of her handiwork.

I am thrilled!

Now, if I could just get my hands on some of that scrumptious yarn.