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Last winter, Pet Lifestyle and You gave Koly and Fe some super gorgeous dog beds.
Perhaps y’all remember this?
I love the beds. The pattern is perfect for our house, I can just toss the covers in the wash anytime I want and best of all, the dogs actually lay on them. My dogs have the run of the house; couches, chairs, the bed – nothing is off limits, so that they actually choose to lay on their P.L.A.Y. beds is a pretty big endorsement. There’s one thing that has always really bothered me though.
Y’all! Dog bed frames aren’t cheap!
I searched etsy for something cool and…um… I have really expensive taste. There are definitely some bargain picks on there, but my faves were $239, $261, or $949. That doesn’t include the actual bed. A good bed will set you back another $85 – $180… and I need TWO of them. I don’t think MY human bed was that much. Besides, none of the beds I could find were exactly what I wanted. I wanted something sleek with a mid-century inspired feel, but also kind of modern. Nothing heavy. I have a small-ish apartment and if the beds were bulky, they would be all you really saw in the room. I decided to come up with a design of my own.
I have limited building skills, so I enlisted the old man (my Grandpa) to help make my crappy sketches a reality.
Fact: Puggles are not helpful building assistants. Like at all.
That man has the patience of a saint/I am really fussy and kind of hard to work with. I knew exactly what I wanted and any attempts to step outside that vision were swiftly kiboshed. (Sorry G-Pa.) We tried a few different techniques to build these and helping me figure out exactly how to build them meant a lot of math and hard work on a hot as balls day, but my Grandpa is the best. (He didn’t even flinch a couple hours later when my cousin called to put in her bed order.)
I actually even like the simplest version of the bed, with no decorative bars at all.
We all know I prefer a bit more drama than that though and one step doesn’t exactly make for a cool DIY Dog Bed Frame Tutorial, so we fancied them up a bit with the decorative head/foot boards.
I couldn’t be happier with our easy DIY Wood Dog Bed Frames. The design we ended up with couldn’t be simpler and you don’t even need power tools or building skills to make it a reality. Seriously folks.
If you get the Home Depot to cut your wood, the total assembly time for these beds is less than 5 minutes + like 10? 15? minutes to paint & seal. The best part? These beds cost me LESS THAN $75 EACH! What a bargain!
Do you want to make one of these sweet dog bed frames for your dog?
Check out the tutorials at the links below.
Kolchak’s Bed Tutorial
Felix’s Bed Tutorial
Printable Shopping Lists
Does your dog’s bed go in a frame? We’d love to see them!
Did you make it or buy it yourself?
5 Fantastic DIY Dog Beds
Friday 16th of October 2015
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Thursday 10th of September 2015
Nice post. A few days ago bought a nest of tables for the lounge and am a bit dissatisfied, may need to do a little modification!
Friday 21st of August 2015
These look so cool. Kilo sleeps in luxury in his crate then likes to be on the couch or bed right next to me so he doesn't actually have a bed. I would have loved them for my lab. Have a great weekend.
Lauren Miller (ZoePhee)
Friday 21st of August 2015
That is so cool! I would love to make something like that for the girls!
Monday 17th of August 2015
So very cute! Don't really have a spot for these because of where our beds are and the style, but we love them!