Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed.....

I have wanted to give my fur baby Jada some new bedroom decor for ages now. Everybody with fur or not deserves a little pretty in their life don't they?

So I set about making it happen, with this vintage Samsonite suitcase I picked up op shopping last year for $5.

I've seen people go all out with these suitcase dog beds, cutting timber to size to put in proper little slates for a pillow or custom cut mattress to sit upon. Not that I don't love my wee girl but, sometimes you got to make the job a little more simple to get it done and stop putting it on the back burner. 


So I literally buckled up the elastic straps that would normally hold clothing in place so I could sit the bed "mattress" on it and raise it up a bit. Then for the hard bit......I literally plonked Jada's existing bed on top. I slipped her old bed into a vintage pillowcase from my collection, grabbed a pastel green baby blanket from the scores of them we have.

The lace bunting (if you want to call that) is a off cut from my sewing stash. The embroidered cat is from a baby pillowcase that was severely stained and couldn't be salvaged for use as a pillowcase. The small oval embroiders hoop was in my stash and the little bell on top of the oval is from one of those Lindt bunnies from Easter. Again the sunflower and the gift tag "Home Sweet Home" were all my creative supplies stash.


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My Vintage Childhood: Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed.....

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed.....

I have wanted to give my fur baby Jada some new bedroom decor for ages now. Everybody with fur or not deserves a little pretty in their life don't they?

So I set about making it happen, with this vintage Samsonite suitcase I picked up op shopping last year for $5.

I've seen people go all out with these suitcase dog beds, cutting timber to size to put in proper little slates for a pillow or custom cut mattress to sit upon. Not that I don't love my wee girl but, sometimes you got to make the job a little more simple to get it done and stop putting it on the back burner. 


So I literally buckled up the elastic straps that would normally hold clothing in place so I could sit the bed "mattress" on it and raise it up a bit. Then for the hard bit......I literally plonked Jada's existing bed on top. I slipped her old bed into a vintage pillowcase from my collection, grabbed a pastel green baby blanket from the scores of them we have.

The lace bunting (if you want to call that) is a off cut from my sewing stash. The embroidered cat is from a baby pillowcase that was severely stained and couldn't be salvaged for use as a pillowcase. The small oval embroiders hoop was in my stash and the little bell on top of the oval is from one of those Lindt bunnies from Easter. Again the sunflower and the gift tag "Home Sweet Home" were all my creative supplies stash.


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3 Comments:

At June 27, 2012 at 2:48 AM , Blogger Vix said...

How adorable! I bet my moggies would love a vintage bed like your little Jada's. x

 
At June 28, 2012 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

That is just so stinkin' cute Trudie. I've got a little dog like that and, ummm, she and her brother (a mini Pinscher) sleep in my bed. They kind of get treated like a regular member of the family. The only thing they don't do is sit at the table with us for dinner! LOL Your little fur baby is cute, cute, cute.

Anne xx

 
At July 22, 2012 at 8:47 AM , Blogger The Thrifty Challenge said...

How cute. Your suitcase dog bed looks so inviting for your dog and I love how you personalised the space :)

 

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