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A DIY Dog Bed for Your Furry Friend

A DIY Dog Bed for Your Furry Friend

, by Amy Howard, 8 min reading time

In about 2.5 hours, your dog will be living in luxury in their new doggy bed. You’ll also get a beautiful antique piece that looks more stylish than functional (but you’ll know it’s both!).

Materials Needed:


How to Make Your DIY Dog Bed in Less Than 3 Hours

  1. Remove hardware from your dresser drawer and clean the surface using Clean Slate and a lint-free rag.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

2. Apply a base coat of One Step Paint in Linen. Use a nylon or synthetic brush with the One Step Paint to achieve a smooth finish. Allow 30 minutes of drying time.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

3. Mix Toscana Milk Paint with water, making the water and powder an equal parts solution. Mix together extremely well.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

Pro tip: Add more or less water to adjust consistency.

 

4. Using a flat chip brush, apply an even coat of the Toscana Milk Paint mix to the entire surface of the drawer. Allow the milk paint to dry at least 30 minutes. The color will lighten as it dries. Do the same to the feet if you are using them for your dog bed.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!


5. Dip a chip brush into the Antiquing Glaze and splatter the surface. Allow 5 minutes of drying time.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

6. Saturate a sea wool sponge with the Antiquing Glaze. Gently press down, lift up, and gently press down again. Never drag or move the sponge around, as this will ruin the aged look.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

7. Using a lint-free rag, carefully blot up any excess glaze. The glaze adds a bit of color to the finish, so you want to make sure there aren’t any dark spots.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

8. Add feet to your drawer if you would like to lift the drawer off of the floor a bit. Paint your feet with a base coat of the Amy Howard at Home One Step in Linen and then a light top coat of French Blue. Set aside to dry.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

9. Seal your Toscana Milk Paint finish with the Amy Howard at Home Light Antique Wax. Use a flat chip brush to apply a very light, even layer of the wax. Let it come to tack (about 15-20 minutes), then buff the entire surface with a soft lint-free rag to achieve an alluring sheen.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

10. Once all surfaces have cured, it is time to attach the finials/decorative feet and the hardware. Depending on the finials/feet you use, you may need screws or wood glue.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

11. To finish the project, add a cushion made of complimenting colors to the dresser, making sure to find one that fits snuggling in the dresser while leaving enough room for your pup to get comfy.

We’re sharing an easy DIY dog bed tutorial that will have your furry friend relaxing in style. This dog bed made from an old dresser drawer will keep your pup comfortable and add a unique touch to your home. Check it out here!

In about 2.5 hours, your dog will be living in luxury in their new doggy bed. You’ll also get a beautiful antique piece that looks more stylish than functional (but you’ll know it’s both!).


Show off your DIY dog bed on Facebook and share a picture of your dog relaxing in it! Don’t forget to tag Amy Howard At Home so that we can see it. Share your project on Instagram with #amyhowardathome and tag @amyhowardhome on Instagram for a chance to be featured.

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