Milk Crate Dog Bed

April 1, 2013 in Do it your Dog-Gone Self, Furniture Makeovers, Gettin' Crafty, Pups

It’s no secret that I love dogs… as in fall to my knees babbling baby-talk when Fido sports some puppy-dog eyes and flashes some droopy jowls my way. Yeah… That kind of love.

I was lucky enough to stumble across some antique milk crates last year and have been hoarding storing them in my shed ever since. (Houston, I have a problem.) I have a few throughout my house as decoration and even have two stacked in my bedroom as a TV stand. …and yes, I still have an entire stack in the shed. Don’t judge me!

Long story short, I broke out some power tools and turned an antique milk crate into the cutest little dog bed you ever did see! My pups are too big, so this fun milk crate dog bed is available in my Etsy store.

milk crate dog bed

Here’s a quick photo collage to give you an idea of how it all went down:

milk crate dog bed

Trust me, the saw will work a LOT better when you use a blade specifically made for cutting through metal. I learned the hard way, even managing to snap my wood-blade. Whoops!

With a little more magic, I whipped up this cutie-pa-tootie:

Milk crate dog bed b Milk crate dog bed A milk crate dog bed square

The bed is cushioned with a removable pillow. Plus, the pillow cover zippers on and off, making it a cinch to toss it in the washing machine!

I just love the stamped letters on this crate. If only I was from Forestville, Connecticut!

I’d love to hear what you think – would your little pupper-nut look overwhelmingly cute in this milk crate dog bed?

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