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DIY Chic & Comfortable Dog Bed

DIY Chic & Comfortable Dog Bed

Form meets function (and budget) with this DIY dog bed project spotted on Scandinavian blog Brigg. The bed is fashioned from a children’s mattress, a single sheepskin, and a pair of leather belts. Here, the Remodelista editors rounded up the sources below:

Above: A single mattress is stacked and folded into three tiers, then topped with a mattress pad, sheepskin, and wrangled together with two leather belts.

 

Above R: The white Tejn Faux Sheepskin is $9.99 from US Ikea.

Above: Ikea’s Vyssa Slöa Crib Mattress has two different comfort surfaces: an eggbox-shaped surface for ventilation and pressure relief and a flat surface on the other side. Each side is covered in breathable jersey fabric and the entire mattress measures 52 inches long and 27 inches thick; $49.99.

 

Above: The Vyssa Tulta Mattress Pad is also made for a children’s crib (it measures 52 by 28 inches) and is $12.99 from Ikea.

Above: Source a couple of vintage leather belts from Etsy, such as this Vintage Paul Stuart Leather Belt; $30 from Repurposeful Robyn.

If you’re looking for more essentials for your dog, see Remodelista‘s Gift Guide for the Well-Dressed Canine from Dogster Editor-in-Chief Janine Kahn.

Related:
6 Eco-Friendly Dog Beds

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9:01AM PDT on May 6, 2014

I've been trying to find hours and now I have got such splendid work.
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1:36PM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

With $50 you can buy a much nicer dog bed, and maybe even from a locally owned pet store - not Ikea.

4:39AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

thanks for sharing

12:28AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

admittedly there are many creative items and furnitures available in IKEA, but the durability and the quality are not as good as before.
So why not make full use of wooden crates as a base tiers alternatively ?

7:15PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Ya NO just an advertisement for Ikea I think.

10:37PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

I also find that a low cost sleeping bag is comfy for my dogs

4:43AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

nice

1:06PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

I love the look of it.

9:22PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

That is really cool. I don't know if I would be able to get my dog to lay in it during the night though. She would definitely nap on it.

7:45PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Thank you for the great idea. (P,T)

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