Upcycled DIY Pet Bed From an Old Chair


This project is for the pet lovers out there! This Upcycled DIY Pet Bed is part of this month’s Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge. I was happy to revive this old chair and make it into something stylish for my little fur babies. It was so easy, trust me!
I started out with an old chair I picked up from the thrift store for a whopping $5.29.
I sawed off the legs to make the chair the right height for my little doggies.
I then painted the chair with some chalk paint I had on hand.
I upholstered the seat using a pillow and some velour fabric.
Then I painted "Sweet Dreams" on the chair using a paint pen.
That was it. Pretty simple, huh?
My doggies love their new chair! Be sure to visit Sparkles of Sunshine for more details!

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2 questions
  • Sharon
    on May 3, 2016

    How did you attach the cushion to the seat in order to not slip off when they jump onto their new bed?

    • Rita Marie
      on Jan 11, 2019

      It appears all but one of you had never covered a chair seat.


      And you clean it just like any fabric furniture. Who, that has pets doesn't find them often in the sofa, chairs, bed?


      Great idea though if you have enough room for the chairs. I have 4 pets and adding 4 chairs isn't an option.

  • Patti Eastridge-Clark
    on Jul 9, 2017

    What kind of dog is this? My granddaughter rescued one just like it and we think it's called a butterfly becUdr

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  • David Betty Whitener
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Think I would not pick a solid black covering....a print would not show hair or footprints as quickly...
  • Alice
    on Feb 26, 2018

    I love the short legs. This would be perfect for one of my cats. He loves to lay in the dining room chairs.
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