Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

What the Beck???

Creating a Fancy Dog Bed

For the last week, I tackled a creative project to
be used as a donation to raise money
for an animal shelter called Barktown.

 This is base of a fancy dog bed that I am creating.
It doesn't look like much now, but it will be darn cute
when I am finished, I hope.

 I began by cutting a piece of two inch thick, NuFoam.

 I added a several pieces of Polyfil batting to softened the foam.

 This is the fabric that will cover the foam and batting.

Close-up time!!
Paw prints...I love it!

I painted the base a charcoal black color.
Here it looks gray, but the next photos 
are more true to the right color. 

 This color is much better. I am painting the bottom
edge black and white. I have two coats completed
of the black paint.

A close-up.  It is still wet, but will dry
much smoother.

I painted the white in between the black stripes.

 I then painted polka dots on the legs.
I love stripes and polka dots so much!

I then added little furniture caps on top of each leg. 

 I like the design.

 I thought red was a nice touch to paint the caps.

 I used Gorilla Glue to adhere the caps to the legs.

 I finished the mattress, and I think it IS darn cute!

It needed a little something, so I made a pillow so it looked more 
like a real bed. If I let my dogs use this, they would have 
the red pillow on the floor in a minute, or they would 
lay it down and put their heads on it.

Dilemma: should  I put feet on the bottom
of the bed??

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