Showing posts with label beds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beds. Show all posts
Monday, 12 August 2019
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DIY Fitted Envelope-Style Rear Closure Pet Bet Covers

Dalmatian yawning laying on a stack of black and white dog beds

Our old water resistant dog bed covers have worked fantastic, but after several years of hard wear under paws and claws, shuffling around indoors/outdoors, and ferrying through our move, they were rather worn. More important than just looking a bit shabby, the scratched and worn tops had compromised their water resistance. Pretty good durability considering they were made with clearance bin table cloths, though! In addition to the old beds, I also had cutoffs from the making of our window seat and a few other projects that could be put to good use if covered, so dog bed cover making was added to the to-do list. I watched for a great sale and then picked up some durable outdoor fabric for my covers in my go-to shades of grey, black and white, coordinating with the rest of our home. 

Monday, 22 July 2019
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DIY Water/Pee Resistant Furniture Pads and Dog Bed Toppers

Senior Dalmatian dog lying on blanket on sofa with pillows

As shared last week, senior dog Oli's increasing issues with bladder leakage have lead to us upping our game on making his favourite places around the house more pee-tolerant so he can continue to enjoy his golden years (pun totally intended...hehe...) in comfort.  I spent so much time looking for suitable bed sheets and protectors that Facebook and Google ads started serving me targeted ads for incontinence products.  There are some great products out there, but I couldn't find the sizes/shapes I wanted to suit Oli and his nesting places. So I decided to make my own by adapting some simple ready-made products to perfectly sized (and styled) custom water/pee resistant toppers for the sofa and our two non-waterproof dog beds (pretty, but vulnerable). 

Thursday, 30 June 2016
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Making Your Own Simple Dog Bed Insert Cushions

Dalmatian dog lying on top of a stack of homemade dog beds

(Part 4 of 4) All of the pet beds made in this mini-series were filled using custom-made covered cushion inserts sized to area of use (and our custom covers), maximise comfort, and minimise cost/waste.  

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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How to Make DIY Box Cushion Pet Beds...Shortcut!

Dalmatian dog and fluffy white cat relaxing on homemade pet beds

(Part 3 of 4)  Yesterday we showed you our DIY full box cushion pet bed, and this is a shortcut (cheat) semi-box cushion bed with a rear velcro closure gusset panel.  It has boxed front corners, but a plushy wrap-around top and sides.  It is great for squishy beds as the natural curve to the top accommodates the extra loft, and easy cheat for clear frontal patterns, and efficient use of fabric with limited cuts/waste. I used a separate rear gusset when making these beds, but you can use a single piece  of fabric to create the full envelope instead, if you wish (see Tips and Tricks below).


Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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How to Make a DIY Box Cushion (Water-Resistant) Pet Bed

Dalmatian dog with homemade red and white waterproof dog bed

(Part 2 of 4)  This red large box cushion floor bed was made by upcycling a clearance sale spill-proof table cloth, which is great for dirty dogs and Oli's occasional leaky wee LBL. Upcycling a quality fabric shower curtain or using exterior fabrics are other options, or you can just use regular sturdy fabric. All totalled, including the insert and assorted supplies, this big water-resistant dog bed cost around NZ$35 (US$24). Bargain!


Monday, 27 June 2016
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DIY Stylish Pet Beds (Inexpensive and Repurposed Supplies!)

(Part 1 of 4) Our dogs have MANY beds, but as any pet owner will tell you, there is no such thing as too many beds.  Just look what happened when I put these three new beds on the floor while getting ready to set up a blog picture! I don't think I could have planned it better myself:

Dalmatian dog lying on top of a stack of homemade dog beds

Friday, 12 June 2015
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8 Fun DIY Pet Beds for Nesting and Resting

It is a wet and wild sort of day here, and the pets are all tucked snuggly into their beds for an afternoon snooze. Tiger laments having sacrificed his Ikea Bastis cat bed during our move and, unable to replace it, he has been skulking around in my wicker laundry baskets. We have been looking at a refresh of their favourite nests, and here is a round up of some of the great DIY pet beds we have discovered while looking for inspirations. Have you tried one of these or do you have a DIY of your own to share? Suggestions are most welcome in the comments or on our Facebook page.

DIY pet bed project ideas