Drawer Dog Beds

I have been on a drawer re-purposing kick lately!
You can check out my other drawer repurpose posts
here & here if you would like…
For this drawer repurpose I really wanted to make
two dog beds for my wonderful babies,
Bella & Bear…

haha. Those faces.. They were squished because they
were laying so peacefully in their beds, & I made
them sit up for pictures.. I’m so mean.
Needless to say, they love them!


First I painted the drawers & then slightly distressed them
for a shabby chic look…

After painting & distressing I added numbers to the front
of the drawers {Mine were from Lowes for about $4}

 To make the cute little burlap pillows, I simply took two
extra twin pillows we had in our linen closet & cut
the burlap to size to fit the pillows.
I then sewed the burlap into pillow cases, leaving
one side open so they could easily be removed for
cleaning… Very simple & so cute!

 Number 1 & 2 is perfect for my dogs new beds,
because they are 2 of a kind.. Bear is Bella’s son
{she had 6 puppies November 2010}
They do everything together, where there is one,
there is the other.. Never separated &
I love it like that!!

Honestly my dogs {shih tzus} are so small that one drawer
would be big enough for both of them, but I wanted
to make one for each of them because they are spoiled like that…

I am thinking about changing the hardware out on each of the
drawers, but for now I distressed the original wooden
hardware on the drawers…

Mr. LMB wanted to make them into bunk beds, but I kept having
flashbacks to Step Brothers & didn’t want the babies
to get hurt, so here are the cute little bunk beds beds…

I know you are dying to see more pictures of the dogs,
but do you know how hard it was to make them both look &
not lay down in their comfy new beds… I gave up…

 Sleepy bear :) He was falling asleep sitting up durning our
photo shoot, probably because he woke us up at 7:30am on a Sunday
wanting to play… pay back time!

I have not found a permanent place for the dog beds yet, but
for now this spot in the dining room works pretty well &
it’s puppy approved!

What do you think about the drawer dog beds?
Have you ever made a dog bed?
Leave a comment below if you have, I would love to
hear about them!
If you have pictures of them, feel free to share the
on the facebook, Twitter, or Google+ page!

Talk to you soon…

Liz Marie

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  1. OMG!! So cute!! My dog would love one of these!!! Great idea!!

  2. Love the puppies and the new beds!!!!

  3. So cute, okay I have the drawer now all I need is the dog, giggle. xo

  4. Oh gosh…those are so cute! And the drawers too! I know a little dog in my house that would love one of these!

  5. TOO CUTE! Someday I’ll have to get a dog…. just so I can do this!!

  6. These are so adorable. We also have two shih tzu’s and I make them share a bed… so they use the couch instead. Our older one looks a little like yours.


    • awww I’m glad you share the love of shih tzus with me :) They are the best!!! & yah, last night they used the couch instead of their beds… hmmmm we will see how much use these get!

  7. Awww SO cute! I wish my brain was as creative as yours! My two little’s would love this…as for the great dane, I’m not sure there’s a drawer big enough. lol

  8. Will have to pass this idea on to my Mom! Her pug would love it!

  9. Your doggie beds are precious. I am one of the other blogs that Anna parties with on Monday. I saw your link on her party and my readers would love to see it. Would love for you to share it if you have time. Creative and unique. Love, Me http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2012/01/meet-me-monday-party.html


  11. These are so gorgeous! I’ve got to make these

  12. super cute.. but is the burlap soft?

    • surprisingly the dogs love it! I actually saw a friend use burlap as a dog bed, & I asked her the same thing. She said that her dogs loved it, so I decided to try it & sure enough they love it! Good question :)

  13. Oh my goodness, how adorable!! I love these!!

  14. Oh my goodness! That may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! What a great idea for re-purposing old drawers! I love how they turned out!

  15. Adorable! I will have to try this for my Morkie…she will think she’s even more of a princess than she already does!

  16. These are cute as can be! I have two babies, a beagle and a dachshund mix who would love to have beds like this.

  17. Too adorable! I don’t have a dog in the house right now, but when I do, this is THE bed!

  18. This project is awesome! And your dogs are soooo cute. It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe’s gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
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  19. What a great idea! So cute. The dogs look really happy with the beds too!

  20. Your dogs are soo cute!! I’ve never made bed for my pets, since my two cats love to sleep only in my shoe boxes ;)

  21. These are adorable! Your dogs look like they just love them! Great job!

  22. Seriously the cutest thing I have ever seen!! So adorable!

  23. fabulous fabulous fabulous my friend! I love everything about this project!!! I always adore everything you do! I totally pinned this to show my friend—she has to little loves just like yours that would fit perfectly in little beds like these!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  24. I think this is such a great idea. My dog loves to be wrapped up and I think this would help her feel safe as she would have sides to keep her feeling contained. Maybe she won’t have to sleep with me anymore! I’ll be looking for junker dressers to use a drawer for this project! Thanks for the idea.

    • That is a great idea! & I know what you mean.. my dogs loved to be wrapped up & sleep under the covers in our bed.. I think that your little one would love it!

  25. Karra Tipton says:

    Hubby made a pallet bed for our two boxers, they LOVE it.

  26. Doubly cute. Or wait, maybe quad cute, two cute drawers and two cute dogs.

    (stopping over from Miss Mustard Seed)

  27. OMG!! Genius! I LOVE this idea!!

  28. OMG!! I LOVE this!! Great idea!

  29. These are too precious – absolutely love them!
    I have a shih tzu as well – this would be a great idea
    Thanks for sharing

  30. yeah! sHIH tZUS!!! I have three!!! Coco, Ruby and Sasha!! I love them too. The best breed eva!

    • OMG THREE!?! I would love that.. I’m obsessed. & they are the easiest dogs.. having two is like having one because they do everything together. I love the names as well!!! Yay for being shih tzu owners :) haha

  31. Those are adorable! My husband and I both chuckled, seeing them all nestled in their new beds!

  32. Regina Mew says:

    I love the dog beds. And I also love the distressed look on the drawers and furniture done that way. I have to little poodles. I would love to make them too. Would you tell me how to make drawers like that….I will be hunting my drawers tomorrow. haha :) Thanks

  33. Most adorable doggy beds I’ve ever seen!!! Now if they only made huge drawers for my two huge dogs….. :)

  34. How adorable. It looks like your dogs love it!

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  36. Love this idea, and those your babies are ADORABLE!

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  38. Oh my goodness!!! Sooo cute! I’ve just pinned this and added it to my must make list! Thanks for the idea!!

  39. So great and cute! What a gorgeous thought to turn them into dog beds! Good for you! Love your blog! Have a nice day!

  40. This is the cutest thing ever! And such sweet pups too :)

  41. Fay Sanchez says:

    I love your drawer dog beds! I also have a shih tzu who is almost 17 years old. He is having some health issues and I am so scared we don’t have many more days with him. Please blog more pictures of your babies. They are so precious!

    • O my goodness! I will blog more about them.. just for you :) I bet your shi tzu is so sweet.. I hope you have many more days with him & that his health gets better. I know how attached you must be to him.. because mine are my babies…. Thanks so much for stopping by and telling me about your shi tzu fay!

  42. OMG! This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! What a great way to re-purpose some drawers! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  43. Love the drawer beds and the doggies. I have dog beds all over the house for my three Yorkies. I sure need 3 more drawer beds now too! LOL!

  44. Love them! If I could get my dogs to lay in dog beds, I would for sure make them out of drawers. Maybe someday! :)

  45. This is such an awesome idea!! I saw this on Shabby Nest and totally had to do this. A while back I found some drawers that someone had thrown out and my daughter and I went dumpster diving. We had used them for under the bed for a while but I’m daughter was done with that idea. So when I saw the post I had to try it. I haven’t painted it yet or done any hardware but I put a blanket and set it in front of the bay window and my dog is loving it! It’s his favorite spot. When I come home every night he is laying in there so peacefully. Thanks for such a great idea and tutorial!

    • Awwww I love it!!!! Thank you so much for coming by and sharing that. I’m so glad your dog loves it.. That’s such a great idea to put it by a window too.. my dogs love looking out the window. Thanks again for sharing, that is the sweetest thing.

  46. These are so cute!! I would need a super huge drawer for my dog to fit in (like a bed trundle or something..ha!) but I LOVE your style and I’m super happy that I found your blog!! Hope you can stop in over at nestlovedesigns.blogspot.com :)

    <3 Michelle

  47. I love this. This is soooo cute! Following you from linky party hop :)


  48. I love this idea. My dog is way too BIG but if he was smaller …. I just followed you on link. Stop by and see me sometime when you get a chance. Most are interested in my “Under the Stairs Playhouse”.

  49. This is awesome!! I discovered you through TT&J, and I’m so glad I did!! Love your blog!!


  50. These are so cute! I wish my dog could fit in a drawer and I would make one of these for her!

    • Thanks so much! & yes it does help if they can fit into the drawer.. but if it helps any I wish sometimes I had a third dog that wouldn’t fit into a drawer.. I want a big dog so bad! haha thanks again!

  51. what a wonder project, it looks great i would love for you to link it it at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/
    many thanks hope to see you there xxxxx

  52. Thanks Kim!! I will do that :)

  53. Hi Liz! I absolutely LOVE this idea! I’ve never thought of using a drawer as a dog bed before, but I’m going to try this! :D
    I’ll be featuring your project on my blog this week, so feel free to drop on by and grab a button! :)


  54. I NEED those doggy beds! So adorable! :-)

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  60. Jennifer says:

    Oh my goodness! I have been looking everywhere for these and yours are by far the cutest! Is there any way I could order one from you? We just got our shi tzu puppy we just got 4 days ago. I love it!!!!


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