DIY For Your Furry Friends

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Steven creates inexpensive pet beds inspired by those found in many retail shops.

Four Post Pet Bed

Here Steven used a recycled table and transformed it into a glamorous four-poster bed suitable for any small pet.

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Supplies

4 legged side table
Melamine paint
Fence finials
Small table legs
Baseboard
Drawer pull
Fabric
Piping

Instructions
  • Screw exterior fence finials into top of table
  • Flip table over
  • Screw small table legs into the bottom of the legs for added detail
  • Attach pieces of simple baseboard to one side of your table
  • Flip the runners on the drawer over
  • Paint your table with melamine paint
  • Add the hardware to the front of the drawer 
  • Measure top of bed and create bed pad 
  • Put it all together for a throne for your furry friend

Side Table Dog House

We've seen these hexagonal tables all over the place - you may even have one in your home.  Steven transforms this standard into a multi-functional side table/dog hotel. 

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Supplies
Hexagonal side table
Melamine paint
Primer
Wood filler
Sandpaper
Picture frames
Wallpaper
Casters
Hook
Fabric

Instructions
  • Remove door
  • Use wood filler to fill the holes
  • Sand the wood filler until it's level
  • Adhere inexpensive frames to the sides of your table 
  • Paint the whole table in melamine paint 
  • Add casters to the bottom of the table (this will allow you to spin your table and conceal the dog bed when you have guests!)
  • Add wallpaper and picture frames to the inside (have fun: dress your doggie hotel any way you want!)
  • Hang small hook to accommodate a 'do not disturb' sign
  • Measure inside of table and create a bed pad

Steven's Resource List

Primer
Melamine paint
Fence finials
Small table legs
Baseboard
Wood Filler
Sandpaper
Wallpaper
Hook

From Home Depot
4-legged side table from Advance Furniture Hotel Liquidators
Drawer Pull from Anthropologie
Casters from Lee Valley
Picture Frames from Dollarama
Fabric and piping from Designer Fabric
Hexagonal table from Salvation Army Thrift Store




 

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