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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Bed for the Unspeckled Dog

Meet Molly, the dog this blog isn't named after.


Molly turned 2 (in people years) on Oct 1st.  She's my sweet wittle bitty beebee.  In case you're wondering, that is exactly how I speak to her.  I love her to pieces.  To pieces, I tell ya!  I sometimes feel like Elmyra Duff when I'm loving on her, except she doesn't mind being loved on.  She is the most affectionate pet I've ever had.  She's so cute and so sweet, I almost can't stand it.  Oh, and she gives me kissed on command. 

Anyway, in honor of her big 2nd birthday, we made a bed for her.  This was a joint project between myself and Charles.  I was the dreamer and he was the doer.

It began when I found this on the side of the road.






I'd planned on getting Charles to make a new top for it and to tighten things up, and then I was going to refinish it.  But then, I got this magazine, where I saw this:



Of course, then I knew what would become of that ugly tableThis...





Charles cleaned it up for me, tightened everything up, cut the legs a little, added some of the finials I got from Good Will many moons ago.  Then he made the little headboard and we bought an ornamental piece at Lowe's to add to it.  I sanded, painted and made the bedding.  The pillow most likely will become a dog toy and the bedding, I only lightly stuffed so that she could sink into it since Doxies like to burrow.  We only had to purchase two things for this bed; the headboard ornament and the trim for the bottom.  We already had everything else.

I really love what we were able to do with this and I love it even more because the time Charles spent on this shows me just how much Molly has won him over.   

LOVE!

*Edited to add some pics with Molly actually in the bed.  So cute!!






 

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66 crafty peeps said:

  1. that is the CUTEST DOG BED I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! i love it!!! and your un-speckled dog is pretty darn cute, too.

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  2. That is so cute!! OMG - like a bed for a princess! ADORABLE!!!

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  3. This is genius. Sooo stinkin adorable!!! Love it.

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  4. that is one lucky and adorable pup!

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  5. Oh my goodness...this is so cute I can't even stand it.

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  6. Oh my word, this is the sweetest little bed ever! How very creative of you.Love it!

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  7. Umkay that is freaking adorable. Wish my bed were that adorable! (but bigger)

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  8. Too cute...would make a cute doll bed as well! Very creative idea!

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  9. This is really too cute for words! Sort of makes me wish I had a small dog instead of German Shepherds. :)

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  10. I am having to resist the strong desire to now adopt all tables I find that would fit this purpose to make a bevy of pretty doll beds. I see a new etsy product for you.

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  11. You have done a BEAUTIFUL job! My little man is turning three and I think I will look for something to make him his own designer bed too! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  12. Molly is beautiful & she looks so content in her wonderful new bed:-)

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  13. I love it...it's so creative! I'm really glad I saw this post. I may have to try this someday!

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  14. This is one of the CUTEST things I have ever seen!!! I've seen this done for a doll's bed, but not for a sweet doggie :) LOVE it!!

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  15. Sooo cute!! I'm betting Dax is green with jealousy. But then again, he has a blog named after him. Ha!

    Love this!!

    suzy

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  16. Ack! I love it! This is such a cool furniture re-do. Awesome.

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  17. What a lucky dog! Thanks for sharing.
    Suzie @
    staycalmandsewsomething.blogspot.com

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  18. That is the sweetest bed! I'm glad my dog isn't sitting on my lap as I surf, or he'd tell me he wants one too.

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  19. That is the cutest doggie bed ever! How sweet!

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  20. What a cute bed! My dog would love that! Great idea to take an old table and turn it into something so awesome!

    Found your blog from My Backyard Eden. I'm a new follower! : )

    Lori
    www.thriftydecormom.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh my gosh! Love this sooo much! Your little furry girl is super cute, and now she has a dog bed just as adorable as she is! I want to try this so bad for my sweet girls.

    By the way, my Jini and Heidi gives kisses on demand too. It's the best thing in the world. :)

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  22. I LOVE your dog and I LOVE her bed! My doggie gives me kisses on command too! Dogs are the BEST!

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  23. What a great project, don't you love magazines for great inspiration :) The bed is adorable. I think it might work for my daughters American Girl dolls too :) Your dog looks (sounds) very sweet!

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  24. This is so stinking cute!!! I love your new doggie bed. And she is soooo sweet. Great job!!!

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  25. That is too cute for words! Love the idea!
    ~Michelle

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  26. A bed worthy of a queen! I have a weiner dog too and I think they are the most affectionate dogs ever! Mine sings "all you need is love" ;) and shows that to everyone who comes to the door when she turns her belly up and ask for love! Too cute!!

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  27. ah that is too too too cute! I love it! If you ever have time come link up @ Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays next week!

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  28. I saw that same article, and to be honest, your bed is better than all of the beds shown. I love it, I especially love the added headboard, at first I thought it was a salvaged piece from a chair due to the shape, I made a bed for my dog , but have not added the headboard yet. Still looking for the right item. Well done, and it's too too cute!

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  29. This is the most adorable project ever! Love it!

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  30. I love this-actually saw it in the magazine and thought it was adorable-great job!

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  31. So cute- what an adorable idea-love it!!

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  32. So cute! You have a lucky dog.

    I hope you can stop by my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers.

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

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  33. This is so cute I almost can't handle it!!! My pup is a boy but I would definitely make this for him if I could man it up!

    so great!!!

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  34. That is the cutest darn doggie bed I have ever seen! I love it and it looks like Molly loves it too!

    Lacy

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  35. That is so adorable! I have that magazine too and just thought that that was the greatest idea! I have a little dachshund and thought about making one for her. You did an amazing job and it is just perfect! Saw you are A little Knick Knack!

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  36. Oh how darn cute is that? And you are a genius to even think to turn the table over for a bed. I am so glad you edited the post and showed your dog actually in the bed. She looks very content.

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  37. That is too dang cute. I am going to try this for the American Girl Doll bed so cool!

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  38. No way! This is unbelievably adorable! I'd love for you to add this to my link party, "Sweets This Week" @ www.sugarbananas.blogspot.com

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  39. OHMYGOD that is the cutest thing EVER! It's so pretty, I want one in human size for myself! LOL And Molly is absolutely adorable. I lost my 15-year-old doxie 10 months ago and still miss her lots and lots!

    Corinna

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  40. this is unbelievable!!! i'd love to make one for my pup!!! great work! :)

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  41. That is without a doubt the cutest dog bed I've ever laid eyes on. Stellar work.

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  42. Holy Moly! This is FREAKING ADORABLE! By far the cutest dog bed EVER! ♥ DavesWife

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  43. That is too cute - you know those would make great doll beds too. Perhaps I shall look for an old table now - it would sure beat shelling out $100 at the AG store for Christmas! : ) Your dog is very adorable too!

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  44. LOVE LOVE LOVE! And I have a Mollie too! LOVE!

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  45. So creative!!! I'm putting this in the PoPP Spotlight tomorrow.

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  46. Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you.

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  47. Molly, you are just insanely cute, you know that? Pica and Biscuit are soooo jealous of your fancy bed!

    If you get a chance, I'd LOVE for you swing by the Not "Baaad" Sundays Linky! It should be up tonight.

    Have a fun Halloween!

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  48. So cute! Looks like the puppy appreciates : )

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  49. So cute! Your dog bed looks amazing! I don't even own a little doggie and I want to make one. Thanks for sharing your great project. I will be linking to it.
    Brooke
    thecraftcave

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  50. How cute!!! I wish my doggie was small enough for something like that. But he would need a queen size bed. LOL He's a 200lb English Mastiff

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  51. I love this bed! And, if you don't have dogs but you have a daughter with an American Girl doll...perfect!

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  52. wow, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! How cute is that dog?!? I love it! What a nice pet owner you are!!

    Thanks for joining my link party and stop by again for a fun necklace giveaway! Have a great week!
    alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  53. That is so cute and creative!

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  54. I love that doggie bed and Molly is adorable.

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  55. Kristie, This is an amazing transformation. Fantastic job to say the least. I bet the little guy is thrilled! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I featured this on the first round of showcases - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  56. I just need to tell you that I think your dog Molly and my dog Libby are twins. And I am being dead serious. If you live anywhere near me... then I know they must be sisters. Their birthdays are even almost exact!

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  57. no way! that is the cutest bed I have ever seen...great idea. I am going to keep a closer eye on the road to find something I can use.

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  58. Cutest dog bed EVAH! I had 4 little Doxies growing up and they are wonderful, sweet, adorable dogs! I must say that Molly is particularly beautiful, she has such a pretty little face and I love that she is so sleek! Our black-and-tan girl, Gretel, had many litters of pups before we rescued her, and she was a squat, ROUND Doxie, but was a total mushy little love. I miss her so much.

    Anyhow, good job on the bed. I am sure Molly feels like a princess in it!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  59. Your upcycled version of the side table pet bed is absolutely brilliant! It's so wonderful how you were able to completely transform a roadside discard into something so cute and elegant.

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