DIY Upholstered Dog Bed

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I had been looking for a spacious, modern design dog bed that matched the rest of my furniture.  Unfortunately, nothing I saw fit my specific expectations. I'm not super handy but I managed to put together this upholstered dog bed. My pups are a little spoiled but they love this bed!


Materials:
Wood Plank
Suede Fabric (Frame)
Super Suede Fabric (Pillow)
Polyester Filling - I used stuffing from old pillow
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Staple Gun and Staples
1/2" thick foam
Sewing Machine


I purchased a single wood plank from home depot and had them cut it into 4 pieces for me. The measurements would obviously change depending on the size of your pup. I honestly didn't even bother to measure and just eyeballed it.
Once I got home, I nailed the four pieces into a square to build the frame.


I cut the foam to wrap around the frame. It took several pieces of foam and I just lined them up as best I could to cover the whole thing. The foam should be wide enough to cover the edges on both sides with a little extra so that you can cover it with fabric. I stapled the foam down and left a little bit of edge. The important part here is that the foam should be flat and tight against the frame.
Then I measured the exterior of the frame using a piece of string and sewed up the suede fabric using those measurements. It should fit snugly over the frame without being too tight.


I wrapped the fabric over the edges of the foam and stapled it down. If your dogs like to chew on furniture, I would recommend finding a different way to do this in case they end up getting the staples out. It's not an issue with my dogs but please proceed with caution.


I made a giant overstuffed pillow using the super suede fabric. The stuffing inside is from some old pillows we didn't use anymore.



Feel free to comment with any questions!

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6 comments

  1. What a cute idea....I love it!!!

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  2. Your dog is so adorable!!! the bed looks amazing... gotta try making one for my cat

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to see it if you ever do try it out.

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  3. Love the idea, seems like so sweet <3
    FashionDRA

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