It started out as a old disguarded suitcase my mom had set out for the trash man to pick up. I got the brown packing tape off of it and used goo gone to remove the sticky residue. Wiped it down,and vacuumed it out.
I had seen smaller dog beds made from suitcases before like these.
CUTEST ever ( with legs)
Vintage suitcase doggie beds
Recycled Dog bed to suitcase
trunk doggie bed
Cute one.. ( love how you can use the pocket to hold their toys) lol
I wasn't really sure how it was all going to work out so I didn't want to invest alot of money into it so... I went looking for legs first. These simple wood legs were on clearance for $1.39 each.
Instead of painting them.. I just sprayed them with Glimmer Mist. "Sugar Maple" was a great match for the color of the suitcase. Glimmer Mist works great on unfinished wood. I just let it dry and I'm good to go. I have never sealed it with anything on past wood projects, and never had a problem. I certainly doesn't rub off. I soaks right into the wood and dries quickly. So easy!
When I got the legs I also picked up 4 of these Mounting Plates for the legs to screw into. $2.30 each.
I had Dan do this part... (simply because he's handy that way) lol
I used an old pillow for the inside, and just made a cover for this that can be taken off and washed.
Time to add a bit of this and that. I really want Aly to USE this, so I didn't want to made it to "foofy". I actually did like, just the plain background material what was in the suitcase..but I added this old ledger paper and photo. I can take it out at any time if I decide to. The photo is just a old "house photo" that tickles me. I don't even know who it is.. but I love it. I printed off the "Home Sweet Home" and added it to the bottom of the photo.
I mean if your going to make a old suitcase into a dog bed.. I guess you can put whatever weird thing you want in it right? lol ( People are probably wondering about you at this point anyway.) ha