With your own hands

Koshatnikam and the dog is dedicated. Charming bed from an old box for your pet: a master class


Your interior is all designer, but stylishthere are no cat houses for sale? No problem. We will tell you how to make a cute wooden pet bed in a couple of hours. Recently, we published a selection of the most original cat houses that can be bought in European online stores. Those who read our article about this have probably noticed the rather high cost of such beautiful furniture for pets. Especially for those who adore their pets, but are not ready to shell out a tidy sum for designer accessories, we have prepared a special master class. Here we will show you how to make an adorable wooden bed for your cat or dog with your own hands.


  • Wooden box (preferably new);
  • 4 small furniture legs or wooden holders for candles;
  • Glue for wood;
  • Gray stain;
  • Paints for wood (white, gray or beige);
  • Permanent marker.

First, remove from one side of the box twowooden slats (or more, depending on the configuration of the box) with a hammer. Stain the surfaces of the drawer and the wooden legs. You need to apply it in one layer. Then we leave for 10 minutes, after which we wipe the product with a dry cloth or paper towel. Now we use the paint, having previously dilutedit with water one to two, so as not to paint over the texture of the wood. Apply the solution in a thin layer. Before drying, remove excess paint with a paper towel. To make the texture of the wood better visible, wipe the paint along the direction of the grain. Next step: To the bottom of the bed-drawer you need to glue or screw the legs (depending on which accessories you use). In our case, the glue was used, because instead of the standard furniture legs, inverted wooden candle holders were used. The main work has been completed.And we can say that at this stage the decoration of our pet bed is done in the Provence style. To enhance this impression, we suggest you apply a beautiful lettering in French to the product. This can be done using an online translator and a permanent marker. You can write your pet's name or any other words and expressions. To slightly age the inscription, apply another thin layer of white paint solution over it. Do not forget to get wet with a towel. Now put a cushion (or blanket) appropriate for the style inside the box-bed and invite your pet to try out a new berth. We are sure that both of you will be satisfied with the result. meetthebs.com