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.