A few months ago we bought Grace a double bed. She’d been sleeping in her daybed for ten years and it was time for a bigger bed. Plus, now we can use her double as a guest bed. Especially when grandparents are here. Living so far from family makes you look at sleeping space differently.
Anyway. Her new bed looks nice and could use sheets we already had…and happened to be a pale pink that matches her room well enough. I only bought a white comforter to put on top as nothing we had would be warm enough in the winter or go at all in her room decor wise. The comforter was a good deal so it all worked out. Then we added some bed risers so she could have the extra storage under her bed.
The problem was that with the bed up an extra few inches you could see all the stuff stored under there. Not cute. What’s under her bed? A box of canned tomatoes, Barbie dolls that the daycare kids play with sometimes, shoes, a case of mandarin oranges. You know…things we NEED.
What I really wanted was to get her a bed skirt. Her room has a lot of color in it, all based off of the print sheet set we started out with a few years ago. Well with the bigger bed and different bedding she didn’t have the “pulled together” look she once did. So I decided to use her old flat sheets (she had two sets of the twin size print sheets) overlapped for a bed skirt.
I’m pretty happy with the results. She has the under-bed stuff hidden but still reachable and the sheets pull all the colors together again. A win-win.
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