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.
A single mattress is stacked and folded into three tiers, then topped with a mattress pad, sheepskin, and wrangled together with two leather belts.
The DIY bed is sized perfectly for small-scale canines.
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.
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.
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.
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.