Suitcase Dog Bed

November 16th, 2008 in member junk     
paisleypenguin paisleypenguin, member
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BJ in his new bed
Suitcase as the hubs was ripping out the old lining.
Croquet mallets used as legs
BJ in his new bed

BJ in his new bed

I started with an old suitcase from my Grandma.  The lining was shot so we ripped it out. 

The hubs cut two croquet mallets in half and screwed them to the bottom of the suitcase for legs.  I cut out foam core for the inside of the lid and the bottom of the suitcase and thin cardboard to line the inside of the lid and the bottom of the suitcase.  Brown corduroy covers the foam core and cardboard and is hot glued in to the suitacse.  I used my dogs existing pillow bed as the cushion and covered it in tan flannel.  We purchased a belt from the thrift store to cut and hot glue around the legs.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Suitcase Dog Bed
posted in: member junk, vintage, furniture, family room, fabric, brown

Comments (5)

cedarshake_79 writes: Now this is such a clever idea!!! Wonderful of you to share with all of us. Erin Posted: 1:02 pm on November 22nd
paisleypenguin writes: Thanks so much for your comments. I wish I had a better photo of BJ in the bed. He's a bit camera shy. If I succeed I will update my photos. Posted: 2:05 pm on November 18th
AtticusFinch writes: Very spoiled pet ideas. Posted: 4:14 pm on November 17th
LuAnn writes: Cute idea. A take along bed--who cool is that.

LuAnn Posted: 2:59 pm on November 16th
georgiamoon writes: Oh this is really cute! I love that the suitcase has travel stickers on it! The doggie is darling too. This turned into a really neat project and a conversation piece for sure. Love it, georgia Posted: 1:46 pm on November 16th
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