Possible window seat for my guard dog

Originally I wanted to make a nice window seat with throw pillows and then we got a French master who grew to be a 150 pounds. Now this window space has become his for guarding the home. It is painted white and the paint is chipping off.. Am I better off repainting or possibly making a vinyl cushion for the window for him to lay on? The only thing is the dimensions Of the seating area.. Would chalk paint last on its own if he keeps jumping up there Or would it be all for Not.. Any help would be appreciated. This would be my 1st DIY project
q possible window seat for my guard dog
q possible window seat for my guard dog
q possible window seat for my guard dog
I think he needs a cushion up there, but I don't want it to slide Off when he jumps up. Should I do a cushion and attach Velcro? Any help is appreciated thank you
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  • I would not use chalk paint - I don't thin it would hold-up. I think the cushion with velcro is a great idea. Sweet dog!
  • Carol Marszalek Carol Marszalek on Apr 24, 2018
    Repaint and take the dimensions to a glass company. Have a nice thick tempered piece of glass custom cut to lay on top of the wood. It will protect the finish and withstand his guard duties!
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 24, 2018
    We have the same type window, but longer and a little narrower, just deep enough for a medium size dog to lie comfortable to watch out the window. We have an old love seat the dogs have taken over underneath the window so that they can watch out the window at the dogs and people going by. We were thinking about putting another piece of wood over the original wood so that they would quit marking up the wood. It is grooved up, but the finish is still intact. A cushion is a good idea, though, perhaps even tile would work.
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 25, 2018
    As for the cushion, I would be concerned that it would slide off with the weight of your dog. I have a 145 pound great dane and There's no way she won't fall off with the cushion moving. Velcro isn't strong enough to hold the weight of your dog with a moving cushion. I personally like the idea of tile, but you could also finish it with hardwood or laminate. Then just put a quarter round trim to cover the rough edge.
  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Apr 28, 2018
    How about peel and stick floor tiles. They are easy to cut, and there are so many styles on the market to choose from. Some even have light texture, which will help with the possible slipping concern
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Apr 28, 2018
    If you sew - make a cushion to fit the space and use velco to secure to the wood. If you want to paint again - I would sand it, prime it good with Kilz (2-3 coats), then paint with your choice of latex paint and then use a polycrylic on top to seal.
  • Li Li on Apr 28, 2018
    I would make a cushion and add edge/border half the height of the thickness of the cushion. It will help keep the cushion in-place. For extra security maybe add several small "I" hooks into the lower window trim, add ties to the cushion and use them to ties cushion in-place. Vinyl is slippery. Maybe create a denim fabric slip-cover, washable and certainly comfortable for your furbaby. You can also buy nonslip shelf liner at Dollar Tree and handstitch strips on the bottom side of the cushion.
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