Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dresser Drawer To Shabby Chic Dog Bed

Flea Market find, dresser drawer. 
Upcycled into a Shabby Chic Pet bed. 
I love my dogs. They are my babies and are spoiled so much to the point where I am constantly making them new pet beds to lounge around the house, the car or even when we go camping. 

This recent bed was made from an old dresser drawer that I picked up at a local flea market for a few dollars. It had a beautiful front and was in really great just needed a face lift. 
First step was sanding all of the old paint then smoothing out some but not all of the wear and tear. *Smoothing out all of those edges so that it will not hurt your pet or yourself. 
Next, I prime the entire drawer with KILZ Latex Primer. This helps stop mold from growing and is safe for your pet. 

This is where I get out of control with paint and cover myself and what I am working missing a few photos because I dare not touch my camera with messy fingers. 

But I put a layer of dark tan and garden green. Then I take furniture wax and a rag and rub the wax all along the edges, corners and general areas where I want it to look distressed. 
Then I put a last coat of white paint and let it set until dry. Once it is dry I use a soft steel wool and rub it on the areas where I had put the furniture wax. If you want an even rougher look, you can use a light grit sand paper and sand until you get the look that you want. 

Then just added my own vintage glass drawer handle and four wood bun feet...VOILA!

A pet bed for a Puppy Princess!

Any questions or suggestion, I would love to hear from you. 


Entering this project in The CSI Project Contest.