DIY Crate Pet Bed

It's so hard to find pet furniture that actually goes with your home decor! Sometimes you want something for your furry friends that's not a huge eyesore! See how I made a rustic pet bed for my cats using a wooden crate from a craft store!

This month's challenge was wooden crates. Click here to see more of our monthly challenge projects.
I purchased this wooden crate and these wooden candle stick holders from a craft store.
I brushed a coat of my favorite grey stain onto each piece. Then I glued the candle stick holders to the bottom of the crate as feet.
Then I created a "grey wash" by mixing grey paint with water. I brushed it on and then smoothed it out with a paper towel to get a streaky look.
I used my favorite text transfer method (detailed how to is on my blog!) to write my cats' names in French!
I did one more coat of the grey wash to make the text look faded.
I folded up my cats' favorite blanket to use as a cushion, but a blanket, small pillow, or DIY cushion would work well!
Voila! A cozy little crate bed for my kitties :)

For my detailed instructions and photos please visit the full post on my blog in the link below!
Nicole @ The Inspired Hive
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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Oct 30, 2016
    So, did your cat/s actually use it? It's so lovely but my goofy cats tend to ignore beds and cat toys. They'd rather sleep on magazines or projects I'm working on. They even play with rocks from my plants instead of their toys and shun catnip. I'd so love to make them a bed like this

  • Sue Scimeca Sue Scimeca on Feb 28, 2017
    Do the crates come in larger sizes?? I have 3 cats that often sleep together....

  • Marie Marie on Aug 28, 2022

    Hi, I have 2 cats & they love their wooden crates to sleep in…where did you find the feet for your wooden crates?

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  • Joanie Joanie on Nov 29, 2020

    I know your little kitties love their bed!! I've had kitties but, they are in kitty heaven now.

  • Marie Marie on Aug 28, 2022

    Hi, does anyone know where to get the feet for the wooden crates…thank you.

    • Dee Dee on May 19, 2023

      Hi, they are candle holders. they are mentioned in her how to make a crate bed