Being a DIY blogger, and a self proclaimed power tool creative, the house and family get all kinds of awesome DIY projects on a regular basis. This time around, it’s someone else’s turn. Today’s Power Tool Challenge project, my DIY small pet bed plans, are for my furry friend.
It’s time for Soup Can Sam to get a DIY project especially for him.
He’s old and cranky. He doesn’t sleep well at night, and sit’s by my door and howls every morning about 5am to be fed. I’m hoping I can entice him to sleep a little longer with a new comfy pet bed.
So…I put my creative hat on and came up with plans to make a DIY small pet bed that would be comfortable for my good friend, and look nice in my living room at the same time.
Something that would make both of us happy, which is no small feat because we are both pretty picky;)
I upcycled and made the feet for my DIY small pet bed, AKA Sam’s new digs from a bed spindle I had left over from this headboard that I cut up to make my gorgeous DIY Pedestal Bowl a while back. See that standing tall one with all the layers? I made 4 feet from cutting it at two segment intervals.
You can find the plans with step by step instructions for my DIY small pet bed on Ryobi Nation, on the front page under the How To section. How awesome is that friends?
This is what my DIY cat bed looked like assembled and ready to paint.
I wanted a quality finish that looked like a piece of furniture for my DIY pet bed. One that would fit a coastal or farmhouse style home. I started by giving everything a coat of grey paint all over and followed that up with a coat of white only on the outside.
When it was dry, I distressed the corners and high spots. Since it was a pet bed, and I wanted it durable I gave it two coats of sealer.
Don’t you love how the spindle feet turned out on Sam’s bed? They’re perfect for this coastal style cat bed.
It fits a 17″ x 22″ memory foam pet bed perfectly.
This DIY small pet bed is now Sam approved, which means I can toss the cardboard box!
Sam is now happy, and we’ll see if my plan to sleep later than 5am really works. I sure hope so!
Have you seen the new Ryobi Nation yet? Check it out while when you go get my free DIY small pet bed plans.
It’s a fabulous free resource for loads of DIY building plans, the latest on Ryobi deals, a wealth of knowledge on power tools which is a great place to start when you’ve got a question or want to learn how to use a particular power tool.
Take a look below for the rest of this months team projects and power tool DIY inspiration.
DIY Family Sign by My Love To Create
DIY Aiderondack FireBowl Table by Interior Frugalista
DIY Headboard Bench by Domestically Speaking
DIY Wall Sign by Designs By Studio C
Easy Bird Feeder by Virginia Sweet Pea
DIY Headboard Bench by Designed Decor
DIY Small Pet Bed by H2OBungalow – That’s me!
How To Use A Kreg Jig by My Repurposed Life
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natasha lamoreux says
We use the power drill the most. Would love to win this for my husband.
Hi Natasha, The drill is the most popular answer on this giveaway. Good luck on the giveaway!
I use my cordless drill most often around the house.
Hi there.. yes, I think the drill is probably one of the most useful tools for everyday needs too. Thanks so much for entering and good luck!
Ali celestino says
I use a saw the most like to make my own furniture and build things for the kids.
Hi Ali! I love my compound miter saw. Furniture is probably my favorite thing to build. Thanks for entering and good luck!
just happened to search for Diy small beds for pets and vola’ here i am 🙂 following now … that bed is so adorable !!! it would be perfect for my little min-pin. i would say that i use my Sander the most for a smooth finish
Hi there Claudia and welcome! So glad you found my blog and the pet bed. It looks fabulous in person I don’t think the pictures do the details justice. Glad your following too, you’ll probably enjoy the monthly power tool challenge among other DIYs I share. I love my sanders…I used the Ryobi Corner Cat on this project. Again, thanks so much for your visit & following and good luck on the giveaway!
alena svetelska says
i used my husband power drill the most.
Hi Alena. The drill is definitely one of the most useful tools to have! Thanks so much for entering & good luck!
Christina A. says
We definitely use a drill the most often! We love keeping tools on hand to always have what we need to do jobs or projects!
Hi Christina, A drill is probably the most popular tool from the responses I see here. I love mine and just started using the impact part of the drill on my Ryobi drill more often too. Thanks so much for your visit & good luck on the giveaway:)
Christina A. says
Thanks so much! 🙂