Jul 29, 2010

lazy girl bedskirt trim

i am still working on a few small projects for my oldest daughters room.
one of those projects was to add some trim to her existing bedskirt.
the problem?
i didn't want to remove the bedskirt to add the trim.
so.
i.
didn't.
(tooooo lazy)
so, i came up with the following strategy...
here's what i used:
 pom pom trim 
(this is a box pleated queen bedskirt, 
and i used about 9 yards of trim)
fabric adhesive
LOTS (and lots) of binder clips
so, basically, i just applied a thin strip of fabric adhesive to
the bottom of the skirt, and attached a binder clip to help
hold the trim in place until it dried.
like i said, i used a LOT of clips...
about one every 2-3 inches.
when i got to a corner, i applied some glue to  the backside of
the skirt, wrapped the trim, and held it in place with a large binder clip.
my bedskirt has three sections, and so i did this in three stages.
as soon as the glue dried (about an hour), 
i moved on to the next section.
ta---da!
the perfect way for a lazy girl
to add trim to a bedskirt without
removing it. 

13 comments:

  1. You smart girl, (love the look of the clips :)), this is something I would think of and wonder if I dare show my unconventional methods! The addition of the trim makes the skirt, bet your daughter loves it! Janell

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  2. looks great, though it seems like it may have been just as much work with all that glueing and clipping lol, what a sweet upgrade

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  3. Fabulous idea , I wouldn't have wanted to remove it either , looks great too I just love pom pom trim

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  4. Your are my new role model! I love simple projects that don't require tons of time to complete. The ball fringe is perfect for adding a fun touch too.

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  5. yes! i love the lazy way. bed skirts are such a major pain to get in place.

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  6. Wow, thank you for enabling my lazy side, I love seeing things like this. The bedskirt looks great!

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  7. This is such a great idea for so many things... drapes, pillows, I might just retire my sewing machine for a while! I love easy projects!

    Also, I just wanted to let you know, since you linked up to the party I am going to feature this tomorrow at noon. Hope that is okay with you! I hope you get a ton of new followers, I told them to come over and check out all your cool remodels too! Since you are my real life remodeling hero!

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  8. I'm looking for a box pleat bedskirt with stitching like that - where did you find it?!

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  9. Love this idea...I love the ingenuity of it all too!

    LaKeta@ 1luckeegirl.blogspot.com

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