Monday, July 19, 2010

Dog Bed with Flair

Meet our family fur ball Harvey. His main job around the house is floor clean-up, and he takes his position quite seriously. He's great with the kids, taking anything they dish out without so much as a growl. He is a lot of fun to have around and has his own little entertaining personality.

Harvey needed a new bed so I hit Goodwill and found this little suitcase for $2.99.

I pried the hinges apart and took off the top half. Taped up the hardware and lightly sanded it down.

Next I gave it a couple coats of spray paint and screwed some small blocks to the bottom.

I made a pillow case out of some material I found at Hobby Lobby and covered an old pillow for the inside. Not sure if he will like this better then my favorite chair, but so far he seems to like it!


  1. I love this idea!!! How perfect, and what a cute puppy dog. :)

  2. Great idea! Thanks for linking to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays! It would take a really large suitcase to make a bed for our pet pig! Even though he's small he needs a pretty big space to turn around in because he's not very flexible ~

  3. Oh my gosh - that is too cute! My Sebastian would love it, I would just need a larger suitcase. Very creative.

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!