I thought I’d start out this week by sharing a project I made for my special little babies. In my opinion, these two cuties deserve a miniature version of the Palace of Versailles to hang out, but my talent for building castles (even miniature ones) are nonexistent, so these adorable drawer beds will have to do! I had a couple of extra drawers lying around from another project when I stumbled across the idea online to make these. You can check out my inspiration at Liz Marie Blog.
It was a super easy project to make, and I’m sorry I didn’t take pictures of the process, but I’ll explain it the best I can. Just imagine a couple of dark wood drawers from an old night stand sitting around begging for a new life. I started out by removing the handles and filling in the holes with some wood filling. Next, I spray painted the drawers, then used some sandpaper and wood stain to create a distressed look.
Since my doggies are extra special, I had to go the extra mile with my drawer beds. First, I purchased some short furniture legs from Lowe’s, which my hubby attached to the bottom for me to add some height. Next, I bought initial wood letters from Michael’s Craft Store and hot glued them to the front so they would know which bed was theirs. (OK, I’ll admit it was really to add some pizzazz to this project since my doggies can’t read.)
At first I made a burlap cover for the bedding, but they didn’t like the material. I decided to use a couple of extra pillowcases I had on hand instead. This works much better for me because it’s easy to keep the beds clean. I just take off the pillowcase, run in through the wash with a load of laundry, and voila- clean bed!
Just look at these sweeties! When people come over to my home and see these beds, they usually ask me if my doggies like to use them. The answer is yes… and no. Cosmo isn’t a fan and prefers to sleep on pillows, couch cushions, the dirty clothes piles, your lap, etc. Lanie makes up for his indifference by using them both. Yes, when her bed gets too warm or uncomfortable, she likes to move into his for her next nap. He’s a good brother and doesn’t mind sharing!
Don’t they make adorable models? So, what do you think of these drawer pet beds? Would you make one for your pet? Let me know your thoughts!
Don’t worry, no animals were harmed during the shooting of these pictures, and they were rewarded promptly for their hard work with a couple of Pedigree Dentastix treats. They love those things!
On another note, if you don’t have a pet, please consider visiting your local animal shelter to adopt one. We have never regretted adopting these loving doggies into our home!