As a part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas team, I was excited that the May Challenge revealed using Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year…emerald! I knew it’d be the perfect fun color for the new dog bed I planned to make for Rosie. Pantone’s Emerald is one of those colors that would look amazing paired with navy, yellow, tangerine, coral, raspberry, fuchsia or pink. I decided to go girly for our new female furry family member.
She loves to lounge around outside, especially since we utilize our patio a lot during nice weather. Sunbathing is one of her favorite past times although there are occasions when she seeks shade and Italian Greyhounds are prone to sunburn because of the short fur. The hot pink parasol provides a bit of shade and a ton of cute-ness paired with Emerald and coordinating fabrics.
Materials I used:
- old dresser drawer
- paint (Valspar Signature Paint, semi-gloss, Pantone Emerald and Berry Brown)
- furniture feet x 4 (also table leg plates/hardware if needed)
- coordinating pillow or DIY cushion
- matching parasol/umbrella
- hardware to attach the parasol to the drawer (hose clamp or pipe strap)
What I did:
1. An old free/found dresser supplied the drawer. I gave it a good scrubbing. You may also want to sand your dresser drawer face board if needed or remove drawer handles for painting and replace when finished.
2. I simply drilled pilot holes in the wider dresser front and back bottom boards then screwed in the feet.
CocoRosie is only 10 lbs. and this worked for us. There is also hardware (table leg plates) for furniture legs sold in the same aisle at Lowe’s for a sturdier option (located near the decorative wood moulding).
3. The inside got a coat of Valspar’s Berry Brown.
4. Once dry, I taped off the inside using FrogTape, making sure the edges were sealed to activate the PaintBlock technology.
5. Next up, painting the outside two coats of the beautiful Pantone’s 2013 Emerald exclusively at Lowe’s.
I love the consistency of Valspar’s Signature line.
I removed the FrogTape immediately after the second coat…
then let it dry overnight while I worked on a DIY box cushion…
6. Secure the parasol handle to the inside of the drawer using a hose clamp or pipe strap (however the box cushion I made has a snug fit and holds the parasol handle in place). I found that having the parasol positioned in the front of the drawer helps to be able to push it almost-flush against walls on the back side.
7. Pop in a pillow or cushion.
Seven or less steps. Easy as pie. A yummy (Pantone) Emerald and Raspberry indoor/outdoor dog bed.
Before…Don’t feel too bad, she does have access to patio furniture too. You’ve seen her on that patio daybed!
Up for providing shade…
Down for getting sun/overcast days…
No parasol for indoors…
I’m even thinking of personalizing it for her…
Result is a pampered pooch. Maybe now I’ll have the patio daybed to myself! How do you spoil your pets?
*I do not leave the dog bed outside in the rain.
Notice the chandelier flower planter hanging in the tree? See the DIY Chandelier Planter Tutorial for more details.
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*Disclaimer: As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators and Influencers network, I received a Lowe’s gift card to complete this project for using Pantone’s Emerald in Valspar’s Signature paint challenge, however the tutorial images, instructions and opinions are my own. Your dog’s behavior may vary. DIY results may vary.
I have been looking for ideas for pet beds as I want them to be pretty and this is so cute, especially the umbrella! Now I have to ask the cat how they feel about emerald green…
You are AMAZING! CocoRosie is one lucky dog!! My 3 pups are slightly larger, 100+ pounds… so I am trying to think of how I could create something like this for them!
Your creativity is fa-nominal! Thanks for sharing!
I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE YOUR DOGGY BED IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
Oh yes, Lauren! Did you already ask? I swear answered…I don’t think it was someone else. But I have been scatter-brained this past week! I would be honored and so excited! Thank you so much!!! 🙂
Pretty dog bed – and your pup is adorable, too! Funnily enough, mine is called Coca and is a greyhound mix. I really have to make a dog bed or a little house for her too!
This is too cute…I’d love to do this for my basenji (who also likes sunning on concrete) if I can find a drawer big enough!
CocoRosie is gorgeous! Where did you get her martingale collar?
Thanks, Erin! There is a link in the post, but here it is again. They colors and quality is awesome and the pricing is great! Learned Stitchworks Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/120843180/dog-collar-dog-martingale-or-cat-collar?ref=shop_home_active (be sure to tell Karen I said ‘hi’!)
As a furbaby mama to four ( yes, FOUR) inside pooches, I can relate to a dog bed. I really need to do something like this since the two larger lads consider sliding the bed across the den to be great fun! Love the colors you chose and think you did a great job! Thanks for the inspiration!
FOUR!? LOL! That’s awesome! Sounds like you have your hands full but it’s so rewarding. xoxo
Shut the front door awesomenessssssssss!
pinned bhg 🙂
that’s such a really cool idea.
I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!
♥, doro von Hand zu Hand
Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE this! We have a little Italian Greyhound too! They are such fun! I can’t wait to make her a new dog bed.
Can I just say that I LOVE that you attached an umbrella? Lol. Pampered pooch!
I have an Italian Greyhound also and this would be perfect for him. I would love it for the den or the new Master Suite we are working on. Thanks for the great Inspiration.
Cute, cute, cute…..brilliant idea! Love this tutorial.
Hi, I was wondering if you would share some info about the pillow part of the bed. How did you make it/where did you buy it? Thanks!
Hi Ki! The pillow part is made from foam (JoAnn Fabric). It’s pricey so definitely use a coupon. Then I sewed a box style cushion cover (pink chevron fabric is from Fabric.com). Hope that helps!
I can’t even begin to start telling you how much I love this! What I want to know is where you found that fabulous parasol. I have a Greyhound, so she’d need something a little bigger than a drawer, but I am in love with this idea!
Thanks! (Love the name Houndstooth! lol!) I got the parasol on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pagoda+parasol. Once I saw that type, I had to have it. The shape is just too cute!
Rosie is beautiful.. We have a miniature Italian Greyhound girl also. She loves to have a fleece afghan tossed over her when she sleeps. They are cold natured girls.
Awe! Yes…Rosie loves burrowing under her blankies too. Thanks for stopping by, Ann!
I have two iggies. They would love this while laying out in the sun. Best breed ever.
Awe! TWO! How sweet, Melinda! She does love laying in the sun…when she’s not under her blanket. lol! So glad you stopped by today! Have a great weekend! “Hi!” to your iggies from Rosie!
Congrats on your adoption. She’s a peach..so cute. I wish you and Rosie many years of joy (and fun).
Awesome Great Idea. Thanks for sharing!!!
I hear concrete is quite comfy…..lol
Thanks for the artistic inspiration, Roeshel
I just adore your DIY projects and get so much inspiration from them. Can you please tell me how tall the parasol is and where to purchase one.
Many thanks and keep creating!
Hi Kym…it’s been a few years but here’s a link to some: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=pagoda%20parasol&tag=viglink25030-20
Hope that helps!
Great job. One question. Where did you find the parasol? Do you know who makes it?
Hi Cathy! This is where I got mine: http://amzn.to/2tB5J3L