Got an Old Mattress, a Faux Sheepskin Rug and a Belt? Make a Dog Bed!

This attention-getting piece of dog furniture can be yours. Well, provided that you make it yourself.


Editor’s Note: Our sister Say Media publication, Remodelista, features fabulous (and often amazingly expensive) furnishings for the home — and sometimes, just sometimes, they cross into Dogster territory (and budget). Associate Editor Alexa Hotz has graciously allowed us to rerun this cute post she put together around a DIY dog bed. We love this idea and hope you will too.

Form meets function (and budget) with this DIY dog-bed project spotted on Scandinavian blog Brigg. The bed is fashioned from a children’s mattress, a single sheepskin, and a pair of leather belts. For more information, visit Brigg, and check out where to purchase the individual pieces below.

DIY Dog Bed Made from Children's Mattresses on Brigg, Remodelista

A single mattress is stacked and folded into three tiers, then topped with a mattress pad, sheepskin, and wrangled together with two leather belts.

DIY Dog Bed Made from Children's Mattresses on Brigg, Remodelista

DIY Dog Bed Made from Children's Mattresses on Brigg, Remodelista

The DIY bed is sized perfectly for small-scale canines.

Ikea Ludde Sheepskin and Tejn Faux Sheepskin, Remodelista

Available at the UK Ikea store, the gray Ludde Sheepskin (above left) is £25. The white Tejn Faux Sheepskin (above right) is $9.99 from US Ikea.

Vyssa Slöa Crib Mattress from Ikea, Remodelista

Ikea’s Vyssa Slöa Crib Mattress has two different comfort surfaces: an egg-box-shaped surface for ventilation and pressure relief and a flat surface on the other side. Each side is covered in breathable jersey fabric, and the entire mattress measures 52 inches long and 27 inches thick; $49.99.

Vyssa Tulta Mattress Pad from Ikea, Remodelista

The Vyssa Tulta Mattress Pad is also made for a children’s crib (it measures 52 by 28 inches) and is $12.99 from Ikea.

Vintage Leather Belt for DIY Dog Bed, Remodelista

Source a couple of vintage leather belts from Etsy, such as this Vintage Paul Stuart Leather Belt, which is $30 from Repurposeful Robyn. Alternatively, Urban Outfitters’ BDG Skinny Leather Belt is currently on sale for $9.99.

Looking for more DIY projects? Peruse Remodelista’s archives for more than 200 other DIY ideas — and if you’re shopping for your dog, see the Gift Guide for the Well-Dressed Canine from Dogster Editor-in-Chief Janine Kahn.

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