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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  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

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

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


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


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


  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.

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

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


  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!


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

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

  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.

  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? 😊

    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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