Make a Pool Noodle Bed for a Fur Baby Princess

Michelle Leslie
by Michelle Leslie
5 Materials
1.5 Hours
Who knew..... a pool noodle can be more than just a floating device, it also makes an awesome headrest for a puppy's bed.
We made this one for my daughter's little dog Lulu Belle. She really needed a new one after our other fur baby, Zia, ate hers. Just look at those eyes, who can say no?
I need a new bed, please.......
We had some knotty pine shiplap lying around which we used to make the bed frame. Don't you just love shiplap, it's soooo easy to work with.
Add a pool noodle and some spray paint and you have a bed fit for a puppy princess.
Or a kitty prince.......
This is mine now!!!
Unfortunately Lulu's bed has been taken over by Merlin so we're going to have to make another one. Fortunately it was one of the easiest DIY's we've ever made so that shouldn't be a problem :-) Full tutorial and more pics on the blog.
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  • Sallyann Moniz Meyers Sallyann Moniz Meyers on Aug 31, 2019

    What is shiplap? What a clever project!

  • William / victoria William / victoria on Aug 31, 2019

    I do like the idea but I would cover the noodles with cloth to make it look a lot better.

  • Auntmayor Auntmayor on Sep 18, 2019

    Won’t the pool noodles melt from the paint? I do like the above comment on wrapping them with fabric though!

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  • Carolyn from NH Carolyn from NH on Sep 01, 2020

    Well I thing a bed per animal would be great, but in doggy and kitty kingdom they seem to like the other ones bed better lol

    Nice project, good outcome, nice pet parent.

    • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 01, 2020

       That's so true Carolyn. Our purr babies and fur babies are always cuddling up together or stealing each others beds

  • Valerie Burge Valerie Burge on Sep 01, 2020

    Love this! And it's Merlin approved. LOL Such an adorable shot of the cat take-over. :)