Last year when my son went off to college – I don’t know who had a harder time with it – me or his dog, Pico. Pico seemed “lost” for several weeks after he left, and it broke my heart. He would sit in the front yard, and look down our gravel road, and I know he was looking for my son. He didn’t know what to do with himself inside the house, because he was used to following my son wherever he went.
It took him awhile, but he finally adjusted to my son’s absence. During the day, he often sits on a chair at the kitchen table, and keeps me company while I work at my computer. He always slept in bed with my son, and he usually sleeps with my husband and I now (or occasionally with my daughter), but Pico has a bad back, and can no longer get on and off our bed, so we started throwing a pillow on the floor for him to sleep on.
Since we are remodeling our bedroom, I wanted to make a bed for him that looked nicer than throwing a pillow on the floor. I removed the top 2 drawers when I fixed up this dresser for my youngest son’s room (his room remodel is HERE).
I turned one of the drawers into a wall shelf in his room, but I still had the top drawer left over. It was a good size to convert into a drawer pet bed for Pico.
I added a pine board over the front of the drawer, and added wood blocks on the bottom for “feet”, then painted it all white, but then it sat this way for several days. It looked too plain to leave like this, but I just couldn’t figure out what to do with it. Since his pet bed will be in my bedroom, I want it to look nice there.
While I was waiting for an idea to come to me, I started working on pillowcase to put on the pillow to go in the drawer. I looked through my fabric stash, and found this grain sack fabric that I’d never done anything. I doubt that Pico will appreciate that I used this fabric, but at least it’s eye candy for me when I look at his bed!
After putting the pillowcase on the pillow, it finally came to me – I’d put grain sack strips on the front of the drawer too!
Now when he’s dog tired, he has his own little drawer bed he can get in and out of on his own!
See more DIY Projects HERE.