Pet Bed from a suitcase.
I started blogging about two years ago…it seems like forever ago. I still wouldn’t call myself a professional…but I’ve come a long way baby! One of my very first projects…was my “Doggone Good Thang“. At the time…I was so proud. Now…I’m almost ashamed to admit it’s my work. It’s not so much the project…but the photography too. Anyway….
This week, I’m involved in two different parades….a porch tour on Deja Vue Designs….and a Thrift Store Pet Rescue sponsored by Hometalk. If you know anything about me…it’s that I’m a HUGE pet lover. So…naturally I was GONNA get on board with that! I knew instantly what I was gonna do for my project…because I’ve been dying to redo my pet bed for some time now.
I got this cool plaster paint that I’ve been dying to try out…and it was absolutely the perfect color for my living room….and for the fabric that I had picked out for my rescue remake.
There really isn’t much to tell….from the first time….I installed two wooden blocks behind the lid…so that it wouldn’t slam shut…or fall backwards. If your lid is very heavy…you could put some wood in the inside…under the cushion for extra weight. I also attached four wooden balls to the bottom for feet.
I screwed the blocks into the lid…and the lower portion of the suitcase.
Then I added some stuffing…and hot glue around the edges for the fabric. I didn’t mind using hot glue…because it pulls lose fairly easily. I had no problem pulling my last fabric right out.
After painting the suitcase with that GORGEOUS red…from Mango Seed Designs….I replace the fabric with my choice.
This time Molly wasn’t the only model for my project…although no project would be complete without her…Moose…my other little brat had to get in on the action. She couldn’t resist cocking her head for the camera….hog! lol
I think it suits (Pun intended) them pretty well….don’t you?
A group of creative and inspiring bloggers are getting together for our first annual Hometalk Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals Blog Tour.
That’s a mouthful! Let’s break it down.
Hometalk: A home and garden website that brings together professionals, bloggers and anyone interested in all things home. It’s like Pinterest without the hair and nails. Plus, it’s free!
Thrift Benefit: Did you know many communities across the country have thrift shops that sponsor your local Humane Society or animal shelter?
Shelter Animals: There are so many animals in need. Shelters do so much with so little.
Blog Tour: The group of creative animal loving bloggers listed below sharing our animal related posts in a blog tour.
Hometalk Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals Blog Tour starts Monday, October 14 and goes through Friday the 18. Here’s a chance to meet new bloggers and many of their animal family members, get creative ideas from thrift shop finds, or read about the wonderful animals that share our journey.
Here is the schedule.
Monday, October 14
Tuesday, October 15
Wednesday, October 16
Thursday, October 17
Friday, October 18