DIY Dog Bed and Nook for My Faithful Friend!

Meet Porthos.

Porthos is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and is my best friend. We craft, snuggle and hang out together. Porthos is by far the best craft buddy I've ever had. He likes everything I do... and most of the time agrees with everything I say.

However, when it came time for me to re-do my studio - there was a bit of miscommunication. You see for the past 5 years I have had a couch with a special pillow that he would sit on while I got crafty.

When rearranging my room, I removed the couch out without thinking. And for the past couple of weeks my poor little buddy has had to lay on his pillow on the floor! *GASP* I could tell that he was pretty unhappy with this. He made sure to let me know... lots of sighs and little whimpers were happening. After all... how was he supposed to supervise from the floor?!

So I decided to make it up to him by creating his own little special corner in my craft room. He has a full bed complete with a cushey mattress, ornate headboard, handmade-by-me comforter and plush pillows. To top it all of pictures of his favorite friends and his name on the wall above it all! He loves it and can't wait to do some serious work each day.

No I do not sew... but yes - I made the comforter (and I am quite proud too!)

Underneath the bed is pink fabric storage boxes from Ikea. Only $4.99 each!

Please excuse the creative filters. I am playing around with Corel PhotoShop.

Doesn't he look like a little Prince sitting on his throne?

The pink pillow was hand crochet by my mother-in-law. And the white w/ black damask sewn by me!
You can see a tad bit of the mattress which is a pink and white striped fabric. Underneath is 2" foam and lots of polyfill.

No bedside would be complete without photos of your best friends! Mr. K and I are in the first one and our Newfoundland, Odin is in the bottom one. Porthos and I love Odin very much but because of his size, fur and slobber - he does not get to visit the studio very often.

I'm pretty sure Porthos likes looking at pictures as much as I do!

Overall, Porthos is thrilled to have his own little nook. Underneath the bed he has his own little storage container with some stuffed animals and chewies... you know ... in case he needs some inspiration during the crafting process!

Now comes the impressive part! Where did this little bed come from?! An old cheap-o coffee table from Ikea
Shhhh... Porthos doesn't know that. He thinks I went out to the Luxury Upscale Doggy Store and bought everything. Instead, I had this little table down in the basement and upcycled it!

What do you think? Do you have a special crafting buddy that you work with?

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Neal said...

A large orthopedic dog bed will not only make your dogs life easier, but yours as well. These are very easy to clean and can be washed the same as any other bed. The bed provides not only comfortability but a very large space of room for your dog to be comfortable. Your dog will not want to move from it's bed! Many people find dog bones all over the house or toys because there bed is to small to play on. A large orthopedic dog bed will provide your dog with an excess amount of space to play with all of it's toys and enjoy all of it's dog bones.

December 4, 2011 at 1:27 AM
tnscrapper said...

Oh, I so love this and my Jack Russell (Samson) is now going to get a bed makeover for Christmas. I am thinking he needs a memory foam mattress. THANK YOU for the inspiration.

Marilyn C.

P.S. I love the craft room make over too. Great Job!

December 7, 2011 at 10:02 PM
Jodie said...

Love it.

January 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Raised Dog Beds said...

I love this color.

January 3, 2012 at 2:01 AM

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