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Beau & Roux’s Corner- DIY Pet Bed

This month on Beau and Roux’s corner I have a fun DIY pet bed you can make from an old suitcase. I’ve seen a bunch of them on pinterest, and I just happened to find a bright red vintage samsonite suitcase at an antique mall for $5 a couple of months ago, so I just had to try one of my own. I would have loved to have bought some retro legs for the bottom of the bed, but did not want to spend a lot without knowing whether it would actually be used by the little fuzzies, so I used wooden ball feet I bought at the craft store and painted aqua. I love how easy it was to make, and if you are a savvy shopper, economical too!

Here’s what you need:

* A Suitcase

*A Pillow and Pillowcase

*Wooden Ball feet or furniture feet of your choice

*Wood Screws

*A ruler, pencil, and drill

Step 1: Take apart suitcase- My suitcase had a piano hinge which we were able to just pull out easily with pliers. If your has rivets, you can try to hammer them out.

Step 2: Mark bottom for feet- Measure from each corner where you want your feet. I measured in 2.5″ from each corner for mine

Step 3: Attach Feet- Drill screws through the bottom to make the pilot holes. Then, flip the suitcase over. Put a washer on your screw and screw into the bottom of the suitcase a bit. Take your foot and screw onto the screw a few turns, then hold the foot tightly with your hand while you tighten the screw down all the way until tight. Repeat with other feet.

Step 4: Finish- Finish off your pet bed with a fluffy pillow and a sweet pillowcase. My pet bed fit a standard pillow.

And there you have it. Easy peasy! I love how cute this turned out, and it only took about 20 minutes to make. Beauregard, our dog, really likes it so far! I used one of his favorite pillows from our bed and one of my favorite vintage pillowcases from my stash. Overall a cute, and fun craft for you top make for your favorite furry friend!

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35 Thoughts on “Beau & Roux’s Corner- DIY Pet Bed

  1. Very cute! and looks so comfy! Great job!

  2. Awesome idea! your dog looks so great on it!

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  9. CUTE! I have an IG too. This looks like the perfect mix of decor and pet comfort :)

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  19. Corrie on 14 March, 2015 at 1:45 pm said:

    Hi, quick question. I did this project this weekend (Awesome!), but the pillow doesn’t fit into the suitcase…there is a gap. How did you fill in the gaps (I think we have the same suitcase 16×25 or so)? Thanks!!

    • Hi Corrie! I used an old pillow off of my guest bed, but it got peed on so I have no idea the exact size it was. I think it was a standard pillow from target. I pile old towels in the pillowcase now as they are easier to wash when someone decides to get territorial. I would maybe try a jumbo pillow or something in between a standard and a king pillow. Hope this helps

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