My fur baby has a couple dog pillow beds around the house. But I decided I wanted to make her, her very own fancy dog bed. And I did just that without breaking the bank and it turned out absolutely beautiful!
DIY Wood Crate Dog Bed
I started off by removing the top two slates of the crate on one side. That was simply done with a hammer and flathead screwdriver.
Then I went through and sanded the rough parts with 400-grade sandpaper. Not much. Just enough to smooth things out and make sure we don't get splinters. I also removed the sticker on the crate using Goof Off and then sanded that part smooth as well.
I stained the crate with only one coat and allowed it to dry. I used Valspar in the color Early American. That has been my favorite to work with lately.
After letting it dry, I then topped it with a coat of poly to protect it!
I added a cute little pillow and my little lady seems to love it. The only downside is when she moves in the middle of the night I hear her now cause her collar brushes up against the wood. But we still love it!
To check out the full tutorial and see additional photos check out my blog post here.
- Varathane wood stain, Early American (Home Depot)
- Water Based Polyurethene (Home Depot)
- Wood Crate (Michaels)
- Flathead screwdriver
- Throw pillow