Here’s a great idea that is by no means my original. I stumbled upon it online and if I could remember exactly where I’d gladly give the originator due credit. I showed it to Eddie and he became immediately inspired. He kept coming home with these little tables, each one holding more promise than the other, of becoming a magnificent doggie bed. Scary… he’s turning into a cleaver carpenter, right before my eyes! Even scarier…a musician using power tools! (careful with those chops, babe – we need ‘em)
So one by one, these upside-down-repurposed tables-turned-dog-beds began stacking up in my studio, and every time he’d come in, he’d say, “We need to get these dog beds painted”. Oh… do “we” now?! Not only did they need paint, but “we” had to sew little pillow-like mattresses for them! So who’s having the most creative fun here?
Anyway, I’m really proud of him and really REALLY happy they are all finally painted and out of my studio. They did turn out pretty cute and hopefully they will make nice, decorative beds for four little pampered four-legged creatures. Maybe these examples will inspire someone else to make one.
This was our first attempt before we started finding the right sized tables to recycle. Eddie crafted this one from scratch using plywood we had lying around in combination with other wood and table legs from the lumber section of Lowes. It turned out beautiful, but is very expensive to make this way. Much easier and way more fun with cheap old discarded tables.
Fabulous coordinating bed linens, don’t you think?
So REGAL!~ fit for a King (or Queen)
The following three were made from yard sale tables.
My what a little paint and custom bedding can do!
The bone on the headboard is ready to add a pooche’s name. Cute, huh?
I love this one. It turned out so prissy and decorator-ish!
You may have noticed how he cuts the legs down off the fronts and reuses them as feet on the bottom. I know…cleaver man, isn’t he?
Last but not least, this big chunk of a guy…
I was a little worried when he brought this big boy home from a yard sale but he did turn out kinda cool. We found a cabinet door that fit perfectly for the headboard and gave him a handsome paint job and some mighty spiffy bed linens. I see a French Bull dog or perhaps, just for giggles, maybe a little Yorkie!
I hope you are inspired to make one of your own, but if not, come on over and buy one of these already made!
Because now… “we” need to sell them!!
Contact me if you are interested. Custom orders available also.