Monday, April 1, 2013

Bed Rail Redo




Above is the after, below is the before. Ugly huh? This is my bed and I leave these bed rails on..for me. Well one side is for me the other is for whoever is sleeping on the other side:) I wake up often and find a child in my bed and Jon in the other room. I got used to the railing after having Emily in my bed when she was born. She rolled off the bed more than once and hit the floor so since then I have used the railings. Now I have to have them because I have to sleep with 3 pillows on my side or I will be SUPER grouchy and these pillows will fall off during the night when I turn. Not with the railings! Pillows saved. Jennifer sane. All is good. 
Ignore the red splotch from my throat spray. It's a pain to take off a dust ruffle...
I used a linen fabric for the bed rail.


again, ignore the red throat spray leak:)
This is what mine looks like when the adjustable rail is in the smaller position. It doesn't look good. That would be because I didn't make the new cover tight enough. I eyeballed the measurements too much. 
I used Velcro on the end pieces so I can get it on and off to wash.
Before and after. 
If you'd like to recover yours, I have made a little tutorial. You can find it up top, under my header. Click on the tutorial tab. I hope it works for you but just know I wasn't super accurate when making it.

4 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

Cool idea! I only use two pillows but I find one on the floor sometimes.. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

I think you did a wonderful job!!! And yes, a sane Mommy is a happy Mommy! Enjoy!

Corinnea said...

Nice redo! Anything that helps one sleep well is great!

Jessica said...

I'm glad it's just to keep your pillows from falling out. I was worried you were going to say you had started falling out of bed. Which made me laugh... (I laugh when people hurt themselves its terrible)

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