Easy Clean DIY Dog Bed – Upcycled Foam Mattress

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Hi All, I am embarking on a quest to use up the old pieces from our old foam mattress, my last project was to make a silly frilly cushion for my craft room chair and I have a few other projects in mind as well. But a dog bed seams an obvious choice for a foam project so here we go

The first step was to cut the foam to the correct size.

Once that was done I used an old sheet to make a cover for the foam.

Now comes the tricky part. I used some cording and a large upholstery needle to sew a dog bone shape into the foam.

Once I was finished stitching I used some red house paint to finish off the dog bed.

It takes 3-4 coats to get to a kind of leathery finish. But once the painting is finished you are left with a surface that is very easy to clean.

You can find more details for this project in the attached video.

Or you can check out the 2 minute mini version here.


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Happy Upcycling,

Cindy

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  • Julie Julie on Jun 12, 2020

    What type of house paint? Indoor,outdoor, flat, semigloss or gloss

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