Thursday, March 28, 2013

19 DIY Dog Beds

Lacey has a dog bed in almost every major room in our house. That way, she has a safe spot to go to if she gets anxious.

Most of Lacey's beds are the pillow type like the Molly Mutt bed pictured below. Her Molly Mutt bed is a DIY bed for nonDIYers. It comes with a interior mesh zippered bag you stuff with whatever you have on hand to make the mattress. Husband donated a bunch of his old race t shirts to make Lacey's bed along with an old mattress pad. Then you zip the mesh bag inside the pretty duvet cover so the only thing you have to wrestle into the washing machine is the dirty outside cover.


Lacey won't let me photographer on her bed so I  posted this photo instead.
If you want more information about our Molly Mutt bed you can find it here.

The floor pillow we use as a dog bed in the living room has seen better days. I think Miss Lacey can use a new bed with a little more style. Do I see a fancy DIY dog bed in her future?

Probably.

Let's look for some inspiration!

Pamper Your Pup with a DIY Dog Bed







Lushpups four poster pet bed is a little over the top but who else could pull off crystals on her bed frame than Lacey? Not me.


Lucy Designs made this dog bed from a discarded end table, finals, and a whole lotta talent.



The Speckled Dog's table turned four poster bed is more my speed and I've always wanted a four poster bed...



I have a thing for leopard print. I also have a thing for recycled materials. This dog bed from an end table from Lucy Designs combines both.




Least you don't think this will be a post full of end table dog beds, Gail from My Repurposed Life turned an old chair into this cute dog bed.



Maybe a sofa style dog bed would be better for the living room?

Calling All Dogs Moderno dog sofa takes its inspiration from one of my favorite modern sofa design.


I could totally make  Calling All Dogs retro dot lounge with my mighty jig saw. I love the  dots!

Calling All Dogs leather dog sofa dog is just right if your dog likes to retire to the study for brandy and cigars after dinner. 

That's not to say, you can't dress up a more traditional dog bed either. My DIY orthopedic dog crate pad  will fit nicely into..

Learn how I made this crate pad here.


Learn how I made my tea stained wine crate dog bed here 

If you pop my wine crate dog bed on bun feet and you have this bed from Posh Puppy Boutique.



I adore this retro suitcase dog bed from Houzz!


Cute dog too.

Stow&TellU repurposed an old sweater into a cat bed but I'm sure a small dog would like to nap in it too.

 
I love, love, love this walk up dog bed idea because it allows you to sleep with your dog in a way that still keeps the human as pack leader because each of you still have your own bed. I pinned this project on Pinterest and the link to the original site is now dead. If you know the original source please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.



Big dogs like fancy beds too!  Sarah with an H 's upcycled a kid's bed with polar fleece to make a dog bed for her pups. I have a friend who did something similar with a baby mattress for her big coonhound who likes to streeeeeeeeeeeetch out when he sleeps.



Cheer up little pug. Your upcycled dog bed from a vintage TV is like a little apartment in your apartment!




This night stand turned dog bed from Autumn Place Hearts is a great space saver. Lacey likes the girly girl  design.



And finally, when is a mousehole not a mousehole? When it is a window seat dog bed.




Which bed is your favorite?


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