Let sleeping dogs lie − but let them lie in comfort and style.
By upcycling some unwanted items, you can create classy new sleeping quarters for Fido and Fluffy for next to nothing. Here are a few ideas to build a better bed for your furry friend.
The luxurious luggage apartment
Turn a vintage hardcover suitcase into a chic pet condo. Remove the suitcase top, line the inside and add a cushion or pad to make it cozy. Add furniture legs to complete the look. Perfect for cats and small dogs.
Create your own luggage pet bed with this step-by-step guide from The Stir.
This upcycle is a simple flip – just find an old table and turn it upside down! You’ve got a four-poster bed for your four-footed friend. You may have to pick up some extra wood to build up the sides before you fill it with bedding materials. Give it a fresh coat of paint or even add a canopy to treat your pet to a royal bedchamber.
Check out this how-to by All Created.
Convert an old end table, nightstand or bedside table into a cozy cove. Remove the door to the nightstand’s cabinet and take out any shelves. Throw in some bedding and your pet will have a pad to himself right next to your bedside.
Learn how to make it with these instructions from DIY Network.
You can upcycle almost anything into new sleeping quarters for your pet. Convert drawers, picnic baskets, wood pallets and more into comfy couches. Add fresh paint and fabrics to suit your home’s, and your pet’s, style.
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