Easy Clean DIY Dog Bed – Upcycled Foam Mattress
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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Emily Hutchinson Campbell on May 15, 2020
This is awesome!! I have 2 St. Bernard’s and I just told my 22yr old son that I want to make them a bed with a old but good quality twin mattress!!
Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab on May 23, 2020
Hi Emily, Thanks for your comment. I glad you liked the idea. Pound for pound it sounds like you have more dog than we do. 🙂🙂🙂
Anna Ibarra on Jun 05, 2020
Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab on Jun 05, 2020
What type of house paint? Indoor,outdoor, flat, semigloss or gloss