End Table? Dog House? Both!
Remember when I gave this old 70’s table a makeover?
Well, that table has an ugly step sister that I never told you about….
I decided that I didn’t want to put this one in my house, so it has just been hanging around in the furniture pile on my front porch. So when my (one day) sister-in-law said she needed a large end table, I jumped on the opportunity to get it out of my pile.
By now, I’m sure y’all know how this process goes…sand, paint…blah blah blah. But this time, while I was sanding I had an idea. Elijah was crawling around in the table having a grand ol time…
…and then it hit me…dog bed! My sister-in-law had been wanting to get a small dog anyway, so this would be perfect. So I proceeded to paint the table turquoise to match the paisley table I had given her (Hallowed Hush by Behr) and then paint the inside a light tan (Gobi Desert by Behr).
Then I of course had to stencil the top. I had won a Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway awhile a go and wanted to try out one that I hadn’t used yet. This is the Nagoya craft sized stencil…and just as a tip, the craft sized stencils are half the price of the regular ones and you can still do all the same stuff. A wall will take quite a bit longer, but a tabletop works great!
Next I gave it the Dirty Cowboy treatment and a coat of of polycrylic.
Then, to make it irresistible to my scruffy little mutt, I threw her dog bed inside…voila, a dog bed end table!
And you know what….Pretzel liked it!
Honestly though, the only thing that makes this a dog bed/end table combo is the fact that I took the door off, painted the inside, and stuffed my dog in it. To make it into a regular end table all you have to do as put the door back on.
But really, y’all thought I was more creative when it had a dog in it, right? This would be really easy to make yourself, all you have to do is find the right kind of end table (and the right size dog.)
Awesome! I love that color! And the dirty cowboy treatment is neat!!
I love this! So creative to make a dog house. :) I love that stencil too! I’ve been trying to win it on EVERY cutting edge stencil giveaway I see.
I understand, I’ve been trying to win a silhouette cameo for ages!
Hey Ashley, what a fantastic way re-use old furniture, and I bet Pretzel liked it, she looks like a Queen in her new house.
fah-reaking genius, i tell ya!
That’s so cute! It’s a great idea to put the pet bed inside a regular piece of furniture…however, my dog would maybe be able to get his head in. ;)
That is awesome! Now to find an ugly table a garage sale somewhere…..
How adorable is that!!!!!
It would make a great place to hide a litter box as well. I have been looking for something like that to hide the litter box at my daughters house.
well…now I want to get a dog….just so I can make this :)
Yep, the dog bed inside makes this post. ;) Kidding but that is really cool!
Love it! We’ve been thinking of getting a dog, but we’re not sure. If we do, then I know how to make a dog house! hehe :) By the way, I’m having a giveaway on my blog this week and would love for you to stop by. Thanks!!
Love the table! I’ve been stenciling for 25 years. I love the stenciling website and am happy to know about it. I saw your table on Pinterest and followed to your blog. You might enjoy my friends blog called Beneath My Heart. She does lots of DIY projects. The stencil I love is the Lily Scroll Allover.
Thank you. Linda
Genius! I love the makeover, but more than that I love its ability to hide the dog bed! I’m so sick of tripping over ours! Your end table makes the perfect home and Fido’s nest can still be in the family room where all the action is… He won’t miss a thing! Thanks for sharing!
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Love it! I saw (and pinned!) this makeover when you first posted it, but wanted to let you know that I am now popping back in from the Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party over at Delightful Order, just to leave a little note! God Bless! :)
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Great makeover! I bet my dog would love that home. You do nice work. I’m your newest follower. Hoep you’ll come check me out sometime.
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oh my gosh I love this!! So cute!
What a fantastic idea! It looks awesome :)
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Let me just say, I am thouroughly impressed. Those side tables *were* hideous before you painted them and I would’ve never thought to make a dog hide-away out of one. How creative!! Would you please link this up at my blog also? The party’s called Making Space Mondays.
This is absolutely a genius idea!!
Lucky dog – to have such a beautiful “house”
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What a fabulous idea! I absolutely love it and may
have to steal the idea!
I LOVE this, and I love your cute scruffy dog!! :)
her feminine beard, lol. this is the perfect dog bed-great idea!
I love the table/dog bed! You did a great job. I’m sure your SIL loved it!
Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up, I featured your project on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/seevanessacraft
Thank you so much for sharing this over at Whipperberry Linky party. I have two small dogs and they would love this. I love your blog also! This is my first time here. -Brittany (www.ahandcraftedhome.com)
so cute I saved it in my file to do for my Maggie. Thanks for the great idea and sharing it came via french country cottage
Love everything about this!
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cute idea! I love the combo of the dog bed and side table!
This is fantastic! Great repurpose! Would love for you to share at the Pomp Party!
this is amazing! thanks so much for linking up at A Crafty Soiree! xo
Great idea. Its amazing what you can stash in an endtable! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again! -The Sisters
oh how I love this idea!! I’m on the hunt for a similar table so I can do this for my doggies!! Tanks for sharing
Wow, I can’t believe you actually posted how you treat your pet. Sad!
Oh she’s not mistreated, she just runs around in our (very wild) yard all day so of course she’s going to be a little dirty. She still sleeps in a plush bed at night and gets plenty of food and water, just not as many baths.
I have been wanting to make one of these and this stinkin cute!
Love it! I recently “upgraded” my litter box in a similar fashion :-)
Quite ingenious. I just adopted a new dog and he would love something like that. It came out great. Sherron
LOVE this….I never would have thought to repurpose a piece of furniture in this way….clever! :)
Fabulous idea for a dog bed! LOVE IT!! And I think Pretzel is an adorable dog…burrs in the beard and all. :-) Found you through Simply Klassic Home, so happy to be now following!
Great idea. When we had a dog I never wanted it to look like we had a dog. We did something similar with a kitchen cabinet, but your creation is 10 times cuter! Please link it up to my party tomorrow at http://www.qualitycheaphome.blogspot.com
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!!
I LOVE this! Too bad my Great Danes wouldn’t fit. My cats, on the other hand, will fit quite nicely.
I LOOOOOVE this! I can’t believe your pup was so cooperative and hopped in there… mine are hesitant to check out little spaces (even though they both love being in little cave-like areas to snuggle up in)! So cute! : )
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This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!
This is an awesome idea! I’m going to be on the look out for a table like this at garage sales so I can make a cute lil house for my dog too :)
I’d love for you to link this up at my Fabulous Friday Link Party…
http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-link-party_25.htmlThanks for sharing.
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OMGSH!! I want a small dog now JUST so I can do this!! IT”S PERFECT!! You, my girl, are a genius! :)
I got the dogs….
So now I’m pretty sure I will need to trade in my dog (shepherd) for a smaller model so as to have a need for this table. Anyone wanna trade?
How do you sand in those tiny crevices? I’ve avoided ornate wood work for that very reason.
I don’t really worry about it honestly. I sand them the best I can (which isn’t that well) and then just prime and paint. I haven’t had a problem to date, so I say don’t let ornate stuff scare you :)
Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and coverage!
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Love your house and enjoy all your creative ideas! What color is the end table paint? Do you recomend any brand of paint? Do you brush or spray? Def going to try the dirty cowboy thing! Thanks for sharing!
The paint on the end table is Hallowed Hush by Behr, but I don’t think they make it anymore. I mostly use Behr (Home Depot) because it’s the close to my house, But Sherwin Williams, Valspar (Lowes) and Benjamin Moore are great too. The only paint I haven’t liked was Glidden because it didn’t seem to have great coverage. I brush almost all my furniture, I’ve found that using spray paint on anything with a large flat surface is really difficult . I always use spray paint on things that are “spindly” (like chairs) though.
Is this indoor or outdoor? I like it but outside you would have to make sure it’s NOT on level ground so water doesn’t pool at the top, and I have two 100 pound dogs so may be a little cramped for mine.
It’s for inside…I just took pictures of it outside because I wasn’t keeping it.
This is a fantastic idea! To combine the use of an end table and a cozy place for your dog is just sublime. I have also done this with an old end table we received from our neighbors when they moved. I thought I’d never have use for the old laminate table but alas, it looks like a brand new table now! And our dog Scout is looking forward to his new hideaway.
One quick question. I primed and painted it, and waited the 48 hours as suggested on the paint can. I also used some metallic gold spray paint to revamp the old bronze handles. Do you think it’s safe for Scout to sleep in it yet? I don’t want any lingering paint/spray paint fumes causing him to get sick.
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