Create an Amazing Upscale Dogbed Out of a Thrift Store Table

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$30
4 Hours
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I love to reinvent furniture. Sometimes instead of simply adding a whole new coat of paint, you can completely change the function of something just by adding a few extra pieces of wood. This year I decided to surprise my mom, who is a huge dog lover, with a new custom dog bed for Christmas. This project is really easy to recreate and only took a few days to put together.
Find a table to use as a base.  I shopped thrift stores off and on for about a month before I found the perfect base for my project. It was a long and narrow console table that had the perfect dimensions for where it would go in my mom’s home.
Next, we prepped the table by removing a few curvy accents on the insides of the legs and sanded off any rough spots.


After the table was prepped, the first thing we did was cut a piece of wood that would serve as the floor on the bottom of the bed. We cut this piece of wood to be flush with all of the table legs.


Next, we drilled this in to the bottom table legs using wood screws.
Then, we cut pieces of shiplap to the length of the back of the table and drilled them onto the outside.



We used decorative molding to create the side lip of the dog bed. We cut three pieces of molding,  for the front and the two sides.


My husband then cut some small slivers out of the molding that would serve as the corners of the dog bed and secured them with liquid nails.
Once the dog bed was assembled, we painted it with white chalk paint. While painting the inside, I decided that I liked a little rougher look, so I only put a thin coat on the back wall and allowed the wood to show through.


As a finishing touch, I dry brushed a hint of grey over the white to give the bed a distressed look.
The side windows are made out of craft metal sheets. We cut the metal to fit in the side openings, using scissors.


Next, I spray painted the metal sheets copper.


Once all of the paint was dry, we used a staple gun to staple the metal sheets to the inside side edges of the dog bed.
We finished up the dog bed by adding a cute sign and some blankets. The top of the table originally had mirrors on the top so we replaced those as well.
I hope you will consider making a custom dog bed of your own. Not only can you create one to fit in any space, but you can customize it to your own style! The sky is the limit with what you can do!



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Check out our video to see how we created this unique dog bed!
I hope you will consider making a custom dog bed of your own. Not only can you create one to fit in any space, but you can customize it to your own style! The sky is the limit with what you can do!



If you are looking for another great storage idea, check out this really cute  chicken wire shelf you can make for a cute and organized kitchen!


And be sure to sign up for emails to receive your free  Backyard arch building plan!
Add some dog beds for easy cleaning or even a large foam pad covered in your favorite material to make it super comfy!
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  • Linda Linda on Apr 14, 2018

    Did you put a comfy dog bed in there, it looks a bit hard for the doggie ...

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  • CHERYL MULLINS CHERYL MULLINS on Mar 04, 2018

    Like it. My dog would fit she’s just ankle biter sized lol. Where did you get that black poodle? It reminds me of one my mom had when I was little?

    • Cassondra Cassondra on Mar 04, 2018

      Thank you! I actually found it at an antique store for $3! It is actually a piggy bank!

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Jul 19, 2018

    as the owner of a tiny house with 4 dogs I am constantly looking for ways to use floorspace. This is a great idea... :)

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