It’s been a while since I posted a DIY project, so I hope this was worth the wait. ;)
One of the first things I ever pinned on Pinterest was this dog bed made from an old side table.
I thought it was the cutest thing. Ever since then, I’ve been keeping an eye out for this kind of old round/octagon table that I could transform.
I was able to purchase it from her estate sale for $15. Instead of removing the top, I decided to keep it on so the table could serve double duty.
Here is what I started with…
First I gave it a hot, soapy bath. Then I removed the door and hinge hardware (just a few simple screws). I filled in the screw holes with wood filler, let it dry and sanded off the excess.
I didn’t care much for the stone insert, so Hubs removed it for me. We had some leftover pieces of maple wood flooring, so he used that to make a wood insert. He laid the stone piece on the wood and traced it for a perfect fit. Some glue, some clamps–and voila!–good as new (almost).
Finally–ready for paint!
Next up, the dog bed cushion. It’s a fairly simple sewing project (click here for instructions). If you’re not used to working with piping, skip that step or buy pre-made piping at the craft store. There is one thing I would do differently, though–make the cushion bigger.
I measured the diameter of the inside of the table and made my cushion the same diameter. I should have made it about 4″ bigger for a nice, snug fit. So keep that in mind if you try this project.
Our boys seem to love it. Hope you do, too! Oh and check out these super cute dog shirts for women – my newest obsession!
33 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Dog Bed (side table makeover)”
this is so cute! i love it!
Great idea!! My “kids” would love it – and I think my parents have one of those tables!!
omg – love it! You are so creative. :)
I can’t help but think how much my cat would love this too. Seriously! Great idea.
If it were a little bigger I’d sleep in it too.
That is fabulous! And, so creative.
I’m going to share with a friend, who would love this idea!
This is surely a wonderful piece.
Oh my lands how cute is that!!! I could find one of those end tables around here for super cheap. We just got a Golden Retriever puppy.
My dog looks exactly like yours. My daughter thought it was our dog! I got Riley at the humane society and they said he was a wheaten terrier. Is that what you have? Just curious.
Well then he must be pretty cute ;) ! Both of our dogs are Havanese. They are about 15-18 lbs each.
I’m currently working on one of these cute tables/bed for our new little havanese! We get him Oct 3rd. I had a feeling that’s what your little ones were. So cute!
I am looking at doing something like this for my dog but was afraid of how large I needed it to be. Can you tell me the dimensions of your table so I know better what to look for? Thanks so much so excited after seeing your post my baby will love it!
Also did your dog have any qualms going into the new bed area? I wasn’t sure since it is sort of enclosed and was curious. Thanks!
I love the ideal of the table for dogs, in fact my toy poodle looks just like the one in the picture, it would give the closeness as a dog needs, my dog sleeps in our bed which I have learned that is not good, but I have tried and tried to break the habit . Hadn’t had any luck w it, but I love the ideal !
I love this! I have a boxer and would love to do something like this. I just can’t visualize a good piece of furniture that would be large enough. Any suggestions on what to look out for?
This is a great idea! I saw this a few months ago and started looking for one of these tables. Finally found one on Craigslist FREE! It will be my weekend project and can’t wait to see my 11 lb furbaby in it!
Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
Hi Michele! Thanks for reading/commenting. I hope your project turned out well and that your fur baby loves it :)
Such a cute doggie bed. I have three of these end tables, guess what I’m going to be doing with them?
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I came across your pin and can’t believe how much your darker dog looks like ours. They look like twins. Ours is a shih-poo from Sunny Day Puppies. Could they be related?
Both of our dogs are Havanese. They are from VanCort’s Happy Havanese in Lansing, MI. They do look a lot like shih-poos, tho!
I have a table very similar to this. Can’t wait to try this project! Thanks for the super idea!!!