A while back I found this adorable little gem from Lucy Designs on Pinterest and knew I had to make one for Lucy, my spoiled little mini dachshund.
After a few weeks of searching the classifieds I found the perfect side table at the perfect price.
First, I removed the door and set it aside for when inspiration strikes.
Next, I sanded the table with an electric sander--holy cow were my fingers tingling!
I painted the entire table with turquoise paint. I used a Valspar sample size from Lowes and I still have some left over!
After the paint dried I distressed the edges with sandpaper to give it a worn, antique look. At first my husband said, "Uh...dude...you missed a few spots." Civilians....
Next came my favorite part: Mod Podge. I LOVE Mod Podge! I dug into my paper stash and cut out some "fancy" dog bones and a paw print. I adhered the designs to the top of the table and gave the whole thing 3 coats. I used my brand new, fancy-shmancy Mod Podge tools, so I was feeling pretty cool.
Finally, I sewed a pillow to fit inside by tracing the top of the table. I filled the pillow with a mix of stuffing and old family blankets so she would have our smell.
Miss Lucy was a bit skittish for the first day, but quickly embraced her new puppy palace. So did the kids...
The table cost me $10 and the paint was around $3. I had the rest of the supplies on hand. In the end, this project cost me less than $13. I couldn't have bought a cheap little dog bed for that amount!
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