Decorating & Furniture/Problem with extra deep matress
About a year ago we bought a new mattress, one of the extra thick kind, and to prevent it from being so high off of the ground we also bought a thinner box springs to go with it. Since then I have been unable to find a dust ruffle that would fit because it is a 12 inch drop instead of the regular 14-15 inch drop. I really wouldn't mind if I had a dust ruffle but with metal bed rails showing it looks awful. We are now in the process of purchasing an upholstered headboard and I would love to find just wood bed rails instead of the metal. To you have any suggestions to solve the problem of short dust ruffles or a way to impove the apperance of the bed?
Well, since you're purchasing the upholstered headboard, can you possibly have a dust ruffle made at that same time, from the same company? Is that a possibility?
Or you can visit a local fabric company and purchase fabric that you can sew into a dustruffle that is the appropriate length. Or perhaps there is a list of sewers at your local fabric supplier who are referred to customers of the store.
Finally, there are upholstery companies who will custom make a dust ruffle for you. You can provide the fabric and they'll do the sewing based upon your measurements.
You have options, it just takes a few phone calls to find the best one. Also, consider cost factors and timeliness of receiving the end product. If you're in a hurry, the fabric supplier may be the best bet.
Good Luck to you!
Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID