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.
Sidenote: Have I mentioned how obsessed Hubbs has become with disc golf recently? It’s literally all he talks about. He actually has been binge-buying so many discs that he is trying to convince me to build a disc golf disc rack to store them on. What do you think? Would you be into a DIY tutorial on making one? Let me know in the comments.
Our boys seem to love it. Hope you do, too! Oh and check out these super cute dog shirts for women – my newest obsession!