Today I mended something that was not the sort of thing that normally springs to mind when you mention mending.
I decided to thoroughly clean our bedroom and began by dismantling the bed. We bought a new mattress earlier in the year – you can read about it here. The new mattress is on the existing ensemble base and the whole lot sits on a metal frame.
Once I removed the ensemble base I could see how much the covering on the underside had deteriorated. It is a paper-like fabric and has become very fragile and ripped in places as you can see in the photo below.
After removing the ripped covering, I vacuumed it carefully and then set about replacing the covering. I used an old flat sheet and an upholstery staple gun.
Here is the result. Even though it will never be on show, I feel better for having done it.
The skirt which fits around the ensemble base was washed and before I put it back on I replaced the elastic straps which had stretched so that it did not sit neatly on the base. Hew elastic straps and ready to reassemble.
I was really pleased to have got these jobs done and the bed is now all back together.