Dog bed upcycle..... cause I needed some serious DIY therapy

Hey there,

It's official.... Summer has arrived.
 I hope your weekend was glorious.  I know it's been a while since my last post but there have been lots of changes on the home front.  Recently my daughter and her family moved in with us.  It is a temporary situation while they look for a home.  So now our home has gone from a house of 5 to a house of 9!  As you can imagine, the transition is not an easy one but we are doing our best to make the most of the situation.  I love having my granddaughters close to me now.  They lived an hour away and that made it difficult to see them anytime I wanted to.  They are looking for a home in the town we live in so it will be nice to just have them a few minutes away.   So with all of the changes that have been happening, I hadn't had time to really tackle any projects.  This past weekend I finally said to my self.... self..... you gotta get your DIY on or you might end up on the 5 oclock news.
Don't get me wrong,
I love my daughter and her family, but living with each other....... well that's a whole different story.  You know what I mean right?

Anyway, I started with this........
This was a former toddler bed that was to be used for a dog bed.  A dog bed that a dog never would sleep on.  It seems that my dogs only want to sleep in the bed that I sleep in. :/  I was going to put it out on the curb for big trash day last month but had forgotten to do it.   Well a few days ago we had a storm blow through and I woke up to this.......
The table had flipped and the glass top was in a bazillion pieces.... Ughhhh!  As I was cleaning the mess up, I started looking around at what I had to create some sort of comfortable seating area for the family, since we were no longer going to have the ability to sit at a table on the porch. That's when it hit me.... hmmmm I wonder if I could make that "dog bed" more comfortable.

I started looking around in my stash of scrap wood and with a little bit of this and that,  I also used boards from part of the deck that was falling apart.   Little by little, bit by bit it starting looking like a bench.
 I used pieces of old fence, the spindles were made using the slats from a shutter that I had taken apart when I was working on mom's birthday present.

I painted it with homemade chalk paint, sprayed it with a light coat of sealer, covered the cushion with a table-cloth and threw some comfy pillows on.  I love it!

 I am thrilled with how it turned out.   To think that I almost threw out that dog bed........ I know, me of all people...... throwing something out..... I told you I was in need of therapy!   I rearranged some of the other furniture that I had and created a cozy conversation area, no it doesn't hold all 9 of us but it will certainly hold 6.  :)

So how was your weekend, please do tell.  Oh and if you have any advice on living with your grown children..... I would welcome it! :)

Blessings to you,

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  1. I love it--looks so comfy! I bet NOW that you want to use it, the dog will too!

  2. I love this! It's great that the toddle bed was made over twice. If you get a chance, please share at our Snickerdoodle Sunday party -- Saturdays at 5pm EDT -- we love projects like this! :)

  3. Very nice. That is one heck of a transformation. Good work. Oh, and thanks for the idea of what to do with my kids' crib and matress after they don't need it anymore. :)

  4. Kelley, thanks for checking it out. I am glad I could inspire you to do something creative with that crib..... it is a way of keeping it and treasuring it for years to come. :)