Weekend DIY Project: How to Make Side Tables Into Dog Beds


As many pet owners know, animals love to snuggle and sleep in their own comfortable space.  With this weekend’s DIY project, you can create a place for them to dwell that’s not only cozy, but stylish as well.  Follow these simple “how to” steps below and make an old side or coffee table into a fresh new furry-functional pet bed for both friends feline and canine.

Dog bed photo courtesy of eons.com.

Photos and “how to” courtesy of junkcamp.blogspot.com.

With love for our “four-legged” family members and a bit of imagination it’s easy to get inspired to create “animal decor” in our own homes.  Check out these furry faves.

Big dogs need space to lounge and this side table cabinet can provide perfect comfort by adding a pre- or homemade doggie bed. Follow the “how to” steps above to refurbish that old one you have stashed in the garage. Photo courtesy of supercoolpets.com.

Still hanging on to that old luggage, sans wheels? Why not add some humor to your home with this cat suitcase bed. Screw on four short legs, fill with a compfy cusion and your kitty will be home to stay. Photo courtesy of savvyhousekeeping.com.

Talk about organized…even your dog is in his place! Take out the bench from this entryway cubby cabinet and replace with an overstuffed dog bed. Your pup with be rested and ready to roam for his/her daily walk. Photo courtesy of thisnext.com.

See your dog on TV! Google “vintage televisions”, go to a neighborhood garage sale, visit a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or post a “wanted” ad on DiggersList and soon you’ll be tuning in to watch your favorite tv star. Photo courtesy of readymadeblogs.mydevstaging.com.

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