How I Made a Cute Dog Bed From an Old Dresser Drawer
I save things. Well, not everything, but things that I think might be used for a future project of some kind. This project consisted of an old dresser drawer, legs from an old Hollywood Regency table, bun feet from an old sofa, glass drawer pulls, a precut wood "headboard" and a small gold leafed mirror.
I painted the drawer with Blackberry "Butter Butter" paint, measured the stripes and painted them with acrylic black paint. After the paint dried, I waxed the drawer with Blackberry "Barely Brown" wax.
I painted the bun feet with Blackberry "Butter Butter" paint, and waxed them with Blackberry "Barely Brown" to seal them. Then I glued the feet to the bottom of the drawer.
I used legs that go to a Hollywood Regency table that I am currently not using. The legs have embedded screws on the top. The bottom of the legs were screwed into the base of the coffee table. I simply unscrewed them to use as "posters" for the dog bed. I cut and glued small wood squares inside the corners of the drawer so that I would have a sturdy base to glue the "posters" to. If I want to use the coffee table again, it will be easy to reattach them to the table. Now I just needed "finials to screw on the leg tops. Oh wait....I had those too....old glass drawer pulls from a past remodel project.
The "headboard" is simply a piece of pre-cut Hobby Lobby wood painted in the same stripes. I glued a small gold leafed mirror in the center, and hung them from the bedposts with small chains looped over the finials. The two velvet pillows are from Goodwill and cost $3 each.
- Old dresser drawer
- Old coffee table legs
- Contact cement
- Painter's tape
- Blackberry paint and antiquing wax
- Pair of Goodwill Pillows
- Recycled drawer pulls
Published April 8th, 2017 7:46 PM
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Merridee on Jun 01, 2017all you need now is a top for it and curtains...I really love the bed you made, I and no longer have animals, but used to line the old wicker laundry basket and put a nice fluffy pillow in it with a firm bottom under pillow of harder foam my dog loved it, my son about 2 would try crawling into it with the dog.. Yours is so adorable.