Another end table transformation into a dog bed...
I had made this dog bed recently and it sold pretty quick at my booth
so I decided to make another.
I found the perfect little end table for it,...all wood and VERY heavy.
I'm always amazed at the quality of old furniture that you find compared
to the stuff out there today.
This table is also a little bigger than the last one.
I love all the detail on this table, so many little carved sections for me to paint.
The main color is aqua with a brown wash to give it depth.
Painted polka dot bones since that's probably what doggies dream of...
I cut down these wood spindles to make the feet for the bed...
I love how they turned out.
I glued and screwed wood balls to the tops of the "legs"
I hand painted canvas fabric to make a coordinating reversible cushion.
Check out my post on painting on fabric.
I did end up adding gold dots to the flower side of the cushion, they weren't in the previous pic
And I painted big gold edged polka dots for the other side...
in case it's a boy dog and he's not into the flowers.
Got it all sewn and stuffed and ...wha????? It's too small!
Apparently I didn't take into account that the stuffing is going to make the cushion poofy so it won't be the same dimensions as when it is empty.
So if you didn't know that either...you're welcome... if you did, wow, I wish you had told me!
I ripped the whole thing apart, added more canvas to make a border around the painted fabric,
probably 3 more times because I couldn't get the size right. and re-stuffed.
It was a perfect fit!
Thanks for stopping by.
I'm always adding new dog beds in my Etsy store,
plus lots of other cool items.
I have lots more dog beds I've made, just click the dog bed category
if you would like to see more.