Tuesday

Home Decor Pet Accessories – DIY Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed

Note from Lori Lee: I'm back! This is my attempt to get back to blogging after over a year and a half hiatus. The loss of my cat Charlie and several other life altering events, took the wind out of my sails. But recently I've had the urge to continue, so I'll start with this Home Decor Pet Accessories series that will lean heavily towards handmade and diy projects.

Pets are wonderful additions to our lives. They give us unconditional love and we give love back along with all their needs for a great life. But there's no reason not to make those creature comforts home decor friendly. I  prefer to look to the charm and beauty of handmade, either by others or myself.

Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed
With fall and winter fast approaching, here's a DIY project to keep your pet comfy and warm. Make it to suit yourself (ha ha, yes that's a pun) or purchase a beautiful handmade one from artists online.

Just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Make it your own by choosing just the right color and style of suitcase and adding embellishments to coordinate with your home decor. Click on the image for more ideas.

This DIY Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed project is so easy, it hardly even needs instructions.
  1. Get a suitcase: Maybe use one that has some sentimental value but a little too worn to use, or just pick one up you like the looks of from a yard sale, thrift store or flea market.
  2. Clean: Scrub the inside and out to remove grime, but remember, the wear on a vintage suitcase is part of its charm.
  3. Remove the lid: Take off the top of the suitcase and be sure not to leave any sharp edges exposed. I suggest completely removing the hinges.
  4. Decorate: Add some fun embellishments or leave it as it. You could fasten legs on to it, or use it flat on the floor. All your choice... you're the designer here.
  5. Add a cushion: Depending on the size of your vintage suitcase, an old bed pillow fitted with a pretty pillow case works great. Or get fancy and cover a pillow or foam with fabric to match your home decor.
There you go. A fabulous home decor pet accessory that's tailor made for your living space and your pet.

Good luck and have fun!
-- Lori Lee, Starglow Studio Gallery


2 comments:

ArtistryFarm said...

fun fun fun!!!

pet supplies said...

And I sure love to try that one out, extra cool idea. It looks very attractive and dandy. That will sure modify pet's cute attraction. I really love it!

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