I basically just read over this tutorial once and decided it didn't sound too hard! So here is what I did.
First, let me tell you that my box spring is a queen sized split box spring. My husband and I were debating getting a new one that's just one piece because we were tired of it sagging in the middle, but we didn't want to pay for it (we're cheap like that). So, I cut pieces of wood and framed it together myself.
After I framed it, I measured my box spring and bought my fabric. I used 3 strips of fabric (I didn't upholster the side that is against the wall) that were 10" wide and 81" long. Technically the short side didn't need to be that long, but I was lazy and just cut them all to the same length. My box spring measured 59 x 79 inches and was 8 inches deep with the new wooden frame. (Sorry I don't have a real picture of this. I got ahead of myself!) Here is a drawing of what it looked like.
Then I just upholstered it using a staple gun like you would do any other reupholstering project. I started with the short end and stapled it all on the bottom. I wrapped it so it went around the corner about 3 inches. Then I did the other 2 sides.
My handy husband drilled holes in the wood frame and we screwed in our new furniture legs that I bought from Home Depot. I spray painted the 4 corner ones white, but left the one in the middle unfinished since we can't see it. Then we unscrewed the legs so we could flip the box spring over.
After stapling it all to the bottom, we flipped it over and stapled the top. Then I trimmed the excess fabric. (If you don't have a comforter or bedspread that will cover to the top of the box spring, be careful how much fabric you trim!)
Re-screw the legs on, and voila! You have a beautiful new, upholstered box spring for only a few dollars!
P.S. Our room is looking awesome! The walls are painted, the floor is done and most of our furniture is moved back in. Can't wait to show you!
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