Hand Painted Custom Dog Bed with Textured Design

I wanted to share my latest dog bed,
it was a custom order from my Online Store.

The customer wanted the bed to have an elegant look with patterns and texture 
but didn't want it too busy with lots of different colors and 
this is what we came up with.

You might remember that I used to make my dog beds using 
end tables as the bases...
-you can check them out by clicking the "Dog Bed" heading under categories-

Since the tables were so inconsistent in materials and sizes, 
I recently decided to hire a carpenter to build beautiful wooden bases
for me that I designed and I'm loving using them!

Here it is all primed with the headboard that I cut out from a 
pattern I made.

I suggested a textured design on the base of the bed 
and used Flexall and a stencil to make it.
You can click the Flexall category to see other ways I like to use it.

Btw, I have no connection with Flexall...they don't even know I exist lol.

This is after the base coat in a warm yellow...
I used the same process to make the design as I did with 

I added a brown wash on top of the basecoat to bring out the design

I found a beautiful carved wooden piece to use on the headboard...
it was almost the stencil design in reverse!

I made custom feet by starting with plain bun feet cut from furniture legs... 

I don't remember but I'm sure I probably used the other part of the leg in a dragonfly! 

I carved a groove in them with the dremel...

Painted, brown washed and topped with metallic gold...
My customer thought they looked like cupcakes and she loved them

We ended up going with a crackled background on the headboard,
edged with chocolate, cream and metallic gold stripes...

Metallic gold finials for the posts...

and more stripes around the base.

She requested custom cushions with little bumper pillows that go 
around all sides...

I made all the cushions reversible with the chocolate on one side 
and gold on the other so she has lots of options... 

She wanted the pillows tufted...she said it wouldn't be a problem with 
her dog...I asked! ;)
She also wanted additional little throw pillows...

They are reversible as well.

the back...

and it was done!
It was shipped to New York and she loved it.

She texted me this pic of her baby in the bed...cutie!

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Thanks for taking a look at my dog bed!


  1. Another beauty. So excited that you are getting online commissions. You inspire me to get off my duff and market myself better. I like your idea of a Pinterest board and promoting it with your post. Not only are you creative but pretty damn smart as well. :D I am gearing up for another show so I will be cranking out for the next eight weeks and this would be a good time to take some pics and start thinking about growth.
    Love this bed. What a lucky pup. :D
    Have a great weekend.

  2. I love it! Your dog beds are such fun pieces of art. That is one lucky pooch and looks adorable in his/her bed with all the stuffies.

  3. Totally love this! I'm gonna have to research this Flexall stuff since you do such cool stuff with it.

  4. Just found your site and love your creativity and design. I have to say that I was confused about the Flexall...There is also "Flexall" that is a cream for sore muscles. I couldn't figure out how you were using that as a texture! You can also use drywall mud for heavier texture.


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