Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Daisy's Crate Bed

This is Daisy...



And, she likes to sleep here...




So, I decided to build her a bed out of the scrap 1x4's I had left over from furniture projects.  I wanted the bed to look like an old, weathered crate so I didn't put alot of effort into constructing it...i.e. square corners, etc.  Once I got it together, I added the small castor wheels to the bottom.  I then applied my vinegar and steel wool mixture to weather the wood. 






I liked it, however, it was to "red" in color for what I wanted, so I gave it a light sanding and applied dark walnut danish oil to the surface by rubbing it in with a soft cloth.  That helped take the red out of the wood, but it still needed more.  So, I started dry brushing green paint and then white paint on the surface.  When I was happy with the color I applied another coat of danish oil to age the paint color.  Finally, I applied Daisy's name to the front using the freezer paper transfer method. 



As well, added the "No.1" to each side of the crate, again using the freezer paper transfer method. 





 I made a cushion and cover (that is removable and can be thrown into the wash) out of an old feather pillow which fit into the crate perfectly.  Daisy now has her own bed, but it looks as though she is hoping to head back to the couch!


Thank you for stopping by...
Lesa

72 comments:

  1. that is the best bed ever ...your a good dogs best friend !
    KAT

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  2. That is so adorable!! I love it.You did such a fantastic job.

    Kathy

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  3. Great job. I need to build an extra large one of these for my daughter.

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  4. Adorable! I just built a dog bed earlier this year too. So gratifying to see our pups sleep in something we made for them isn't it?!

    Dana
    craftedniche.wordpress.com

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  5. What a great idea! I love the finish you gave the bed. I think this could actually be adaped into a great toddler bed for my 2 yr. old...hehehe!

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  6. This is great! What a lucky and lovely pooch! Love the no. 1 too! Saw you at Chic on a Shoestring.

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  7. Saw this fabulous dog bed at Chic on a Shoestring and popped over. So glad I did!

    I admire your creativity. You have a lot of great ideas and I'm now following along.

    And you're Canadian! woot woot!

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  8. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I would love for you to share it on my link party at cookienut.blogspot.com

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  9. this is so cute! if I had a dog I would try and copy this. i love the number detail and the cute letter font you used for Daisy. if you have time i would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on now!

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  10. So great! I know 2 dogs that would love me to make this... :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE with this project. My dogs are a bit big, and I have trouble with the younger one tossing his bed around when I'm not home. Maybe If I made him a frame like this, and attached the bed to it somehow, I could stop buying/making a new bed every few months!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. So so sweet! I'm in LOVE! How lucky is Daisy. :) (love the wheel additions! Brilliant)

    Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 99. :)

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  13. OMGoodness how adorable Lesa! You are very creative. I'm going to have to give your wax paper transfers a try. I've really enjoyed my visit here and have become one of your newest followers.

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Gail

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  14. I love this ! I just added it to my pinboard:) Thankyou! Visiting from Funk Junk

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  15. Oh this is so cute. I am get ready to build my Chihuahua, Zoey a bed for my project room so thanks for the great ideas.
    Traci

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  16. That's adorable. I need to make a few beds for GSD's and a Great Dane and as I have plenty of scrap wood.....
    Fabulous idea, thank you!

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  17. your projects are awesome, lesa! tfs!

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  18. um Im totally copying this idea, Ive been looking for a bed for our Annie. This is way cool, my favorite is the wheels!!!
    :) Laura

    www.lifewelive4.blogspot.com

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  19. You creative gal, you! What a darling project! You can give Daisy a ride, too - and she doesn't even have to get out of bed! lol! When you use that freezer paper transfer method on fabric, do you have to heat set it with it an iron? Is it permanent?

    xoxo laurie

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  20. You are so creative and have some really inspirational projects. I would be delighted if you would join Potpourri Friday (in progress) and giveaway or the next one with linkup beginning on Thursday afternoon!

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  21. Aw! What a nice spot for Daisy! :)

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  23. I absolutely love your blog. So glad I stumbled across it. Very refreshing to find a blog with actual posting and not just links to other blogs. I'll be sure to return!

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  24. I love this so much I featured it at this weeks Hookin Up with HoH party!

    I'm also going to be pinning it!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button.

    xoxo

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  25. This is great! My dog needs a bed like this. Maybe she wouldnt destroy it the way she destroys all the plain pillow ones. Newest follower! Enjoying your blog!! Stop by and give us a visit @ http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com

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  26. what a fabulous idea, i could do this for my kids, i love how you aged it. What is a freezer paper transfer method?
    smiles
    Paola

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  27. OMG! This is too cute! I'm your newest follower and found you on Craft Gossip! Congrats!

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  29. Great idea! Although if Daisy is anything like my pets, she'll snub her nose at her special bed and keep sleeping on the people spaces like the sofa.

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  30. This turned out great!! I love Daisy's new bed! :)
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    You will be featured at tomorrow's party! ;)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  31. OMG! Lesa, that is amazing and the cute factor is over the top. I gotta have one of those for our Tobe.

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  32. I finally made my version! Had to come back and share since your post inspired it. Thanks again for sharing! http://www.differentshadesofgreen.com/2011/11/repurposed-dog-bed-part-2.html

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  33. What a great idea! At first i was like what a large bed. then i seen your sweet little baby in it and it is perfect! I need to make one now!

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  37. Am I the only one that saw the rabbit on the top of the couch??

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    1. Nope, I saw that too. Looks like another bed will have to be made!

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  38. Loved this idea (seen on Pinterest).
    Will definitely have to copy the idea for my Border Terrier, Eddie as he is ALWAYS on our sofa!

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  39. I love everything about this bed. My dog use to have a bed that was framed of wood and we lined it with leather. It was good for a few months until the leather started ripping. I love how you can wash the pillow on this. I would have never thought about adding wheels. Great idea.

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  40. Hello there,
    I love this bed!
    Would you consider making one to sell.
    i have looked online to find something simular although this is amazing.
    Many thanks,
    Kayleigh

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  41. Love this idea. I found one similar but it looks more difficult to make. What are the dimensions for the bed? I have two boxers. Would I need to make it bigger or would they fit. Also, is that made from palettes or crates? and how many? Thanks for the info. Great Job!

    Michelle

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