DIY Repurposed Toddler Bed Turns Dog Bed

A few weeks ago one of my husband’s clients ask if we wanted a dog. We talked it over and began to do some research.Long story short the dog we were expecting was a one year old Papillon, but instead they gave us the option to choose one of their new Chorkie puppies.


He’s a Chorkie, a Chihuahua + Yorkie = Chorkie. So we’ve been trying to prepare for him to come home. I started looking online for some creative dog bed options and the variety was amazing. From using vintage suitcases, flipping end tables over to make four post dog beds to using old floor model tv’s. Since we’ve also been in the process of re-doing the kid’s rooms and my daughter just moved up to a twin bed leaving her toddler bed behind, the light bulb went off! I said, “how about cutting the toddler bed down and making the dog bed?” My husband and kids thought it was a good idea and began working on it this weekend.


First, he cut the bed apart were the safety railings ended and sanded the rough edges smooth.



He cut the feet off the foot of the bed to attach them to the other part.


Here he’s sanding the rough edges too before attaching.


Before attaching he drilled pilot holes to prevent splitting the wood.



Here he’s attaching the feet.



The past couple days my two men have been working hard on this project. Last night they finally sanded all of the finish off and stained it a walnut color. I was surprised how diligent they were working because it was about 97 degrees outside. No sir, No ma’am! I’ll micro manage from the inside. Hopefully we’ll have everything complete by next week so I can share the finished results. I’m still in tje process of finding the perfect dog pillow to compliment it. I will not! I repeat…I will not make a pillow! My sewing skills SUCK!


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  1. I can’t believe how creative he was in doing that frame over like that. This is the coolest. It’ll be so neat to see it when it’s all done!

  2. Oh those puppies are so so cute! I would have to take one too. And how cool to use that toddler bed for it- can’t wait to see the finished product.

  3. Those dogs are precious and that bed is so smart!

  4. Thanks Judy!!

  5. Wow, I am impressed at their diligence in such heat! It turned out great and I’m sure you’ll find the perfect pillow for it 🙂

  6. LOL I know, right. We were saying that it’s probably going to love to sleep where we least expect.

  7. Great job of re-purposing! I sure do love a handy man! (especially one that will do the sanding… I HATE THAT!) And, if the dog doesn’t take to it, it would make a great chair. LOL!

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