DIY Floral Dresser Skirt

Not too long ago I was browsing around a small town thrift store, looking for nothing in particular, when a pretty fabric caught my eye. I was immediately drawn to it. Soft pink roses scattered about a gently worn white sheet with delicate green leaves...yes please. Although I didn't know yet what I would do with it, I had to bring it home.





It sat in my linen closet for a while until a light bulb went off in my head and I figured out what I would do with it.

In my spare bedroom I have a lovely antique french style dressing table. It is one of my very favorite pieces in my home. For a long time now, I have felt that there was was something missing from it though.






Enter: the pretty sheet that I thrifted.






I decided that what my dressing table needed was a sweet floral skirt!






 I looked around the house and found three tension rods that I wasn't using. I pick mine up at Walmart for a couple of dollars each.






Then I measured how much fabric I would need for each side of my dressing table.

Side note: Every time I lay out fabric on the floor to cut, my sweet angel Jeffrey always has to lay on it. EVERY. TIME. lol I just had to share a snapshot of him. Look at that cute face.






Once the fabric is cut to the desired length, I fold it over at the top and create a rod pocket like on a standard curtain. You can easily use a sewing machine for this, but unfortunately I don't know how to sew yet. I use a product called Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse.  It looks like tape and creates a seam very quickly.







Once that was finished, I was able to slide my fabric onto the tension rods and hang my pretty dressing table skirt.












Closeup of the details on the dressing table.






I am very happy with the end result. I feel like this piece is finally complete.





The chandelier that hangs in this room was purchased the same day as the dressing table as well. They both actually came from the same person! I love Craigslist.





I think the skirt adds so much charm, and the best part is that it only cost me $1 which was the price of the sheet.






Very shabby chic and so pretty!

Have you done a similar project in your own home?



-Larissa

2 comments

  1. Your dresser skirt turned out great! I would not have thought of doing it that way. I found fabric first, then had to find the vanity, paint it only to cover it up lol! I am very happy with the result though. Vanities offer so much style to a bedroom on their own and then you can add so many pretties as well. I am loving your style Larissa. Gorgeous as always.💕

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  2. Very cute! I love your dressing table! I recently bought 7 pink flowered curtain panels at an auction. They were Rachel Ashwell curtains that looked new! I got them all for $3.00! Now you have me thinking of different ways to use them! Thank you! Love your style and bblog!

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