Upholstering your Box Spring
I know it’s been done numerous times. But I’ve never really seen one done in a pretty,floral fabric and using a twin sized bed. I was tired of my bed frame and I wanted to add more textiles into my room. So here it goes:
This first step should be fairly easy. Pick a fabric that’s durable, upholstery appropriate, easy to clean, and a pattern that wouldn’t be too hard to align with each other. I lucked out with this beautiful fabric from Eco Fabric on East 9th St in the Fashion District in Downtown LA. I purchased 3 yards, which was more than enough for my twin bed. Always buy more than you need. Besides you can create throw pillows with the extra fabric. I got the 3 yards of fabric for $21. The owner doesn’t haggle, but he’s not pushy!
I always just eyeball measure fabric and hope for the best. But really, you should measure! You’ll end up with 2 long sides and 2 short ones, obviously. You should have enough fabric to grab onto on both sides of the box spring and make sure the pattern is even from each end. (Don’t mind my pup, Zeus the Rat Terrier. She loves to lay on anything I use.)
Start stapling the fabric on one side of the box spring. Be sure to tug the fabric and keep a smooth and tight surface. Staple as much as you think is necessary.
Corners can be tricky. You can find other tutorials to which suits your preference. But I really enjoy this clean and simple tuck of the fabric. What you would need to do before you staple the end of your first strip of fabric to the box spring- is to cut a strip of fabric wide enough to cover the entire corner of the box spring. I figure that’s about 4 inches. You need to staple that strip of fabric first, and then fold your longer fabric into a nice crease, and staple on top of the previously stapled on strip.
Your folded corners will look like this once you’ve folded and stapled the other side of the box spring. Easy, right? It’s a very clean line, instead of any other bulky folding.
Shouldn’t take too long to upholster this box spring. So if you’re hesitant, don’t be! It’s extremely easy.
Gratuitous selfie-photo of myself working oh-so hard.
We’re done! Unless, you want legs on your box spring. I’ve seen it done and it looks really nice. I, on the other hand, have terrible allergies and one more thing to help eliminate dust is a ‘Yay’ in my book. So if you want legs, Lowe’s or Home Depot seem to have a decent selection.
Now, step back, relax or jump in and relax on your newly upholstered box spring!