Sunday, August 28, 2011

Luxury Pallet Dog Bed

Want to see what Buddy and Chloe are doing now?
Check out their Instagram here: Two Wild And Crazy Dogs

Now that we have another puppy (I say Puppy but at 19 weeks old he weighs 45 BIG puppy) we need a bigger dog bed. I made Chloe her own special bed HERE out of an old bulb crate. She still LOVES her bed but Buddy, our new black labrador puppy, will need something bigger. Then they can snuggle. 

To do this project you will need:
a wooden pallet
fabric (soft and durable) 60" by 33"
old blanket (optional)
wooden ball finials
spray paint

 1. Cut off a third of the pallet. Sand all the edges.
 2. Use wood glue to add wooden balls to all 8 corners (top and bottom sides of pallet).
3. Spray paint white and let dry. 
4. Sew fabric together like you making a pillow case, leaving one end unfinished. 
5. Put the mattress inside the fabric.
6. (Optional) Add the extra blanket on top of the mattress, to give that extra feeling of luxury. 
Buddy likes the feather blanket...
7. Cut some holes on the top and bottom of the outer fabric at the open end and use some matching scrap fabric to tie up the seam. Then you can just untie the mattress cover to wash it. 
Pretty easy.
The doggies are thrilled:

They even had a friend over and, being an older dog, she REALLY enjoyed it. Here is Rosie on the bed:

Aw. I am totally content with this bed.
So are the doggies.

Check them out here: