I made this dog bed for Louie a couple of years ago. I actually made a few, but I can’t remember which bed he actually ended up using. To make it I used part of a repurposed chair back as the “headboard” of the little bed.
I used 1x4’s for the sides, and bead board for the bottom.
I used another part of a chair for the foot board.
Here is Louie testing it out. I’ve had this in storage for a long time. I have had one similar in my booth for a couple of weeks as a dog/doll bed. I thought it might be more popular as a doll bed as opposed to a dog bed.
I changed up the color with some Annie Sloan Henrietta. I used Annie’s clear wax over the entire piece.
I did some light distressing.
I added a cute little quilt. Hopefully it will go home to some little girl soon.
If I were to make this now, it would be a lot different. I’ve learned a lot in the last couple of years. I use to find chairs on the side of the road all the time, but I haven’t come across any lately.
I switched it out yesterday with the brown one. When I went into the store today, Kathy told me that a lady that had looked at the bed previously (brown one) came in and inquired about it. She came in about an hour after I switched them out. My plan was to paint the brown one too, but Kathy says the lady wants it . We’ll see.
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.