Hi, everyone! I hope you’re doing great!
I want to share something with you I was asked to do some time ago. A lady in my town had a little old stool that was her dog’s favorite bed. She told me that she had transformed her living room and that stool didn’t fit it there as she was now using soft tones like whites and creams. She asked me to transform it into something that was worth looking at it, and she said that I could do what I wanted. I love when people let me be creative without telling me what to do. Does it sound as if I am anarchic? Yes, I confess I am.
Sorry for the pictures, but if you are following me for a while you would know then I’m a busy mum of three and I do my projects when I can, what it means at night most of the time. But now I’m a blogger too, so I promise I will take into account good quality pictures, pinky promise!
The bottom fabric was torn and the foam in bad shape, which meant I had to replace them.
I remember the first time I had to remove the staples out of a chair; I thought it would be fast, just a few staples couldn’t take too long. But facing reality, there are not just a FEW.
I had some spare foam at home and cut it to size. Then searched for some fabric that could fit in well with my idea, and I found this tote bag. It seems impossible it could fit, but it did! I also spray painted the stool bones white.
I unsew the bag, washed it, ironed it, cut the fabric and stapled it in place. Then I took some painter’s tape to make the stripes, which I painted blue-grayish with my homemade chalk paint. The last detail was a piece of trimming to hide the staples, glued it with my hot glue gun.
I have to say that she loved it and her dog too!
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Pili, you are so productive, I caanot keep up with your posts!! I guess you must have a lot of inspiration these days. Beautiful upcycle. I love how you resused the bag.
Thanks, Mary. They are not all new; it’s a mix between things I’ve done and things I’m going… I had done too many things I don’t know if I can keep up this the posts!
I always keep the bags I’m given because one never knows…
Love this idea!!! So creative and it looks great! Thanks so much for sharing this on MMM! 🙂
Cathy, glad you like it too! Thanks for stopping by!
Your pictures look great to me!
Even though the rest of my family assures me that the dog wants no more than a box with a blanket in it, I dream of getting her the perfect bed — but only once a particular event of my life comes through. So the dog waits and waits.
But maybe she won’t have to — I really enjoyed this step by step visual.
Carolyn, I know what you mean. It took me quite a long time to make a bed for my dog, there were always other things to do around here. But I’m sure you dog is loved and she is happy with the blanket
I love what you’ve done with this stool! My cat would love it too.
I think all pets would love it, Stella, it turned out very comfortable. Thanks for visiting!
The makeover is beutiful as always Pili! So beautiful I love your creativity 🙂 Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x
Many thanks, Evija, I’m honored to have you here! Have a great week!
What a lovely transformation. I love the stripes you added on the fabric.
Bev, thanks so much! I really like stripes
This is a great makeover. It looks so pretty. What dog wouldn’t love this? Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinned and Tweeted.
You’re so kind, Beverly… Thanks for hosting, I love partying with you
The stool turned out fantastic, I love the new bright colors. It’s a great idea for a stylish doggy bed! #WAYWOW
Yes, it was a posh dog!! Thanks for stopping by, Becky!
That’s so very pretty!! Love it! Stopping by from WAYWOW party! Come and submit this link to my blog for a single post feature! My readers would love it!
Many thanks for stopping by, Denise!! I’m heading to your blog
Pili, that little dog is living in style! I love the transformation, the new stool is so current and stylish. Great job.
Yes Nikki, it’s a posh dog!
You did WHAT!!!! Oh my goodness Pili. You are the epitome of ‘use what you have’ cleverness. I love this to bits! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx
Hahaha!! Why do we need to buy things when we already have them at home? I was going to use that bag never in my life
So cute! My mother has a lap dog and this would be PERFECT! I love that it doesn’t necessarily look like a dog bed!
Yes, because it’s not intended to use as a dog bed haha! Thanks for visiting!!
WOW Pili, this is such a change! And I love that you used the bags as fabric. You’re awesome! I want that stool for myself!!! 😉
Thanks Katrin! I don’t like to spend money when I have something on hand that I can use. Now that you live in Spain you know what it’s said about catalan people, we are stingy 😉 LOL
What a great transformation! I love the stripes. I’ll be keeping my eye out for a stool like that to make over.
I’m sure you will find something you can make over, Vineta 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
I would like to invite you to share your posts each week at my Making Broken Beautiful Party. it has already begun but there is still time to join in.. It goes every Thursday from 6:00pm (MST) till Saturday 6:00pm (MST). It is a furniture and home decor party. I hope you can join, you have great taste!
Many thanks for stopping by, Terry! I would love to join and party with you!
Have a wonderful week!
Beautiful and now I will be looking at my reusable bags in a whole new way! Thank you so much for linking up at Your Inspired Design. Please come back and invite your friends every Thursday at 8 a.m. EST
Hi, Diana! Thanks for visiting! Yes, everything around us can be used for another purpose 😉
See you on Thursday!
Great transformation. I love the fabric you chose. Thanks for joining our Your Inspired Design Link Party #5.
Thanks so much, Carol! Have a wonderful week!
Super cute, my 80 pound lab would have a hard time fitting on that bed, but it’s perfect for a little one! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty – hope to see you back again next week.
Haha Chelsea, I can imagine your lab trying to fit on there! Many thanks for stopping by, see you next week for sure!
Have a wonderful week.
The after is worlds better! Also holy moly that was a lot of staples…thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesday!
I can tell you there were too many staples. Thanks for your comment!
You are a wonder Pili and your dog is very lucky! I love what you did in this post so thank you for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom
Aww, you’re so kind Sue! Love to have you here again
I love this spoiled dog bed, my Luigi needs one, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and inspire.
Love the name of your dog, Maria. Thanks for visiting!
Do you ever rest??? This is so cute and I absolutely love the stripe on the fabric. So perfect. Thanks for linking at Your Inspired Design 🙂
I do rest although not as much as I would like!!
The finished article looks very chic! Thanks for sharing at #frifree4all
Cute foot stool! I love the new look so much more then the old fabric. I have an old metal frame about the size of your foot stool stashed somewhere around here. I had thought of making a plant stand using tile, but I may just turn it into a foot stool.