DIY an Old Drawer into a Dog or Cat Bed



I had a small old wooden drawer that I wanted to make something out of..
and I decided to make my daughters dog a fancy little pet bed, as she is small
enough that it would be a perfect fit for her.              


So I started by painting it with a new coat of white paint, and removing the
 drawer pull.
(I used the drawer pull on my Welcome Post Sign Project Here )


Then I wanted to decorate the front with a pretty printed paper.  The paper wasn't
long enough to cover the entire front, so I just used 2 pieces cut to fit and then covered
 the seam with another solid color that matched.



Then I found a decorative accent to add to it.


I wanted to give it some height, so I used some pieces of 2x4's that
I cut to 3" in size with a circular saw, lightly sanded them and painted them black,
then I simply attached them to the 4 corners with screws.


I inserted a small sized dog/cat bed that fit inside perfectly.. and here it is:




It is so stinking adorable!
And because we had everything on hand.. it didn't cost anything to make.
(I only purchased the small dog bed which was $6.00)

I am on the lookout for another drawer now.
However, I may just build a simple box to use if I decide to make
another one for my dog.
It may be a lot faster than finding a drawer in good condition that
is also the right size. :0)









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17 comments

  1. That is too cute! I have seen some similar to it on Pinterest. Yours turned out adorable...:) I know your daughter loves it too! Good luck finding a drawer for your next one!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  2. Now this is really putting your thinking cap on. I love this idea. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you Marty.. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but we are really happy with the result.

      -Tina

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  3. Completely adorable! I don't have a pet but I really want to make one of these! Maybe a doll bed???

    Kristin
    ExploringDomesticity.blogspot.com

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    1. Great idea!!!
      This would make an adorable doll bed for a little girl!

      -Tina

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  4. This is a great idea. I think my little guy (a 25 pound beagle) would love it but I don't know if I'd find a drawer big enough for my big girl (a 90 pound lab beagle cross). The scrapbook paper looks adorable.

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    1. I hope you can find one!
      They are so fun..

      -Tina

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  5. This is the cutest little pet bed I have ever seen!

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  6. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Elizabeth
    www.acupacup.blogspot.com

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  7. That's a great use for an old drawer. I have about 15 in my stash-just waiting for their new purpose. :)

    Thanks for sharing your project with the $10 Reader Build-off!

    gail

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  8. So cute! What dog or cat wouldn't want to sleep here??

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  9. So cute and clever, I love it! I love repurposing old drawers! Thanks for entering the $10 reader challenge!

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  10. What an adorable pet bed! My Rexy would love something like this to nap in. Thanks for linking it up on our Power Tool Reader Challenge.

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  11. Very adorable, wish I had thought of that before all my kitchen cabinets and drawers were discarded. I just have one small question; how does the dog like it? 😊

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      My daughters dog prefers to sleep on her bed.. so I decided to see what my dog thought of it, and he loves it and uses it everyday. So I guess depends on the dog. Lol.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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