Condo Blues: 19 DIY Dog Beds

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 (you can learn more about it here)  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 (we used an old king size mattress pad and my husband's old race t shirts) zipped into a cute cotton cover.

The cover zips off for easy cleaning. Love that!  (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links in this post for your convenience)

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?


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!

A leather dog sofa dog is just right if your dog likes to retire to the study for brandy and cigars after dinner. See more leather dog sofa beds for large and small dogs here!

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.

If you need more ideas for unique large and small dog beds check out the cute beds below!

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Mary said...

Some of these are hilarious, but my favorite is the vintage tv dogbed, without a doubt!

Anonymous said...

What we won't do or buy for our dogs. My Lily is such a princess I think she would make me sleep in the dog bed and still take the bed. My favorite is actually the wine crate bed that you made. I love it! What a great idea. Have a Happy Easter! Visiting from Trans. Thurs. Blessings! Wanda

Scrapin'Sue said...

I've never seen the walk up along the bed bed and it is a super good idea.
Not sure if it would work with our Jessie.
The pug in the TV bed is too freakin' cute!
I love your wine crate bed and my dog would too as she could be surrounded by her toys. She tends to put her toys on her bed which is in the family room.

Andi's English Attic said...

I think my favourite is the tv dog bed too. xx

Lindsey said...

What a great round up! :)

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