Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vintage Chair transformed into Pet Bed

For the first six months of 2011, my husband's job was moved to San Francisco. So on weekends or various weeks through out that time I spent with him exploring the area. We went to this little flea market that was under an overpass, almost in downtown. 
This is the chair bought in a flea market in San Francisco. 
So I bought this beauty of a chair and my dear husband packet it to my little car. Needless to say the rest of the trip and all the way home my car smelled like "old man" as my husband would describe it. 
I had bought the magazine "100 Ideas Flea Market Style" 2011 by Better Homes and Gardens. Inside they had this photo of a chair that they had transformed into a dog bed. I had to create a pet bed with this chair.  Mr. KofColors was going to have fun creating this pet project. 
Taking the chair apart. That is Mr. KofColors.

He is so strong!
This is where my "Mr.Right" did most of the work (another great reason why I married him). What can I say, he doesn't trust me with the sharp power tools (neither do I). He took apart the chair piece by piece. 
Keep the small decorative pieces, don't throw anything away. 

Here is the headboard for the pet bed. 
This project took a couple of weeks. Mostly because Mr. KofColors worked on it when he felt like it. Also, I don't like to bother him when he is working so my pictures were taken when he wasn't in the garage. :-)

Layout of what the bed was going to look like. 
So after weeks of anticipation, a few trips to the hardware store and Mr. KofColors buying a table saw "because I need it to finish your bed". 

Finished pet bed. 
This is my little "Meja" trying out the creation. 

I would have liked to give you more of a description of exactly how he made it but I really don't mess with him when he is working. But all I can say is that Mr. KofColors is AMAZING. 

Here is my princess. I made a removable pet bed with matching pillow and blanket. 
"Mom, trying to get some beauty rest!"

If you have any questions, please let me know. I would be happy to ask him for you and respond promptly. He is amazing and I am so proud of his work. 


Going to submit this project for the CSI project as my best project of 2011. 


  1. TOO FUN! Enjoyed meeting you yesterday at the SoCal Social! You're a doll! POP ART MINIS

  2. I'm so sorry I missed the SoCal Social. I had a family commitment, but wow! I love this dog bed! It turned out soooo good.


  3. This is darling - such a great idea! I also leave the power tools to hubby, but maybe one day I'll take them on, too.

    The two of you did a great job on this! Thanks for sharing...

  4. That bed is too cute for words! I'm floored by your creativity. Also, it was great to meet you at the Social on Saturday! (Brigid of Vegging Out, aka the redhead in the tie-dye skirt)

  5. Oh My Gosh! Too adorable! So clever too - have you ever linked that up at The DIY club for the monthly contest. Great to meet you at the social.

  6. OMG I love it! I've seen people makeover coffee tables into dog beds but never a chair. This is inspirational!

  7. What a adorable bed for your sweet puppy. I love items made from old furniture, it is truely thinking outside the box.