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Old Posted: 16-08-2016 , 11:12 AM #1
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Hey all - I came across this fantastic resource recently and wanted to share my first upcycling ever project with you.

I must say I have zero experience here - but upcycling pallets is something I so desperately wanted to try. So when my mother said she needed to buy our dog a new bed, I figured - here's my opportunity. So one palette, two spare pieces of wood, some nails and screws and a furry mat later - here is the end result! I know it's far from perfect. But for a first attempt, I'm happy with how this panned out.

Any advice, tips, criticisms and questions are very much welcome! Thanks guys!
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Old Posted: 17-08-2016 , 08:01 AM #2
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Congratulations on your first upcycling project, rosie0g91! Nicely done.
That's one regal-looking pooch.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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Old Posted: 19-08-2016 , 02:21 PM #3
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Well done!! Looks great and the doggie looks very comfy in it.
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Old Posted: 01-01-2017 , 01:43 PM #4
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Looks super comfy! Well done!
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Old Posted: 09-01-2017 , 10:31 PM #5
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Well done on your first recycling/upcycling project.Be warned, it is addictive.
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Old Posted: 26-01-2017 , 08:00 PM #6
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a happy looking dog! Well done.
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Old Posted: 11-02-2017 , 01:20 AM #7
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Well done......your dog looks very content in his/her new bed & it's lovely....however, since you are welcoming ideas, I thought I'd throw this into the mix....could you use some cushion foam, or several layers of old fabric to line the "bed" sides & then cover this with a strong fabric? Bibi.
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Old Posted: 13-02-2017 , 06:30 PM #8
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Well done......your dog looks very content in his/her new bed & it's lovely....however, since you are welcoming ideas, I thought I'd throw this into the mix....could you use some cushion foam, or several layers of old fabric to line the "bed" sides & then cover this with a strong fabric? Bibi.
Would it not be difficult to keep clean? Unless you got some wipe clean vinyl.
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Old Posted: 04-05-2017 , 02:26 PM #9
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Look great have bought about 10 beds in past for our mutt never thought of this any bigger you could use it yourself
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Old Posted: 09-05-2017 , 10:59 AM #10
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Well done......your dog looks very content in his/her new bed & it's lovely....however, since you are welcoming ideas, I thought I'd throw this into the mix....could you use some cushion foam, or several layers of old fabric to line the "bed" sides & then cover this with a strong fabric? Bibi.

Certainly, a great idea bibi as one thing is for sure - the blanket is not enough in itself. I must try and source something from somewhere. And yes, the easier it is to clean - the better! Thanks for the suggestion :)
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Old Posted: 09-05-2017 , 11:02 AM #11
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Look great have bought about 10 beds in past for our mutt never thought of this any bigger you could use it yourself

Thanks mgbnut! I always found the pet shop beds to be the wrong size or of low quality. He loves this! As suggested by the others, I must try and source something to line it with to make it that bit more comfortable for him.

You never know - upcycled beds for people could be somebody's next venture here on Jumbletown! :)
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Old Posted: 09-05-2017 , 11:04 AM #12
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Would it not be difficult to keep clean? Unless you got some wipe clean vinyl.

I always find the smells and cleanliness of dog beds one of the most difficult challenges! Vinyl is a great suggestion!
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Old Posted: 30-05-2017 , 10:53 PM #13
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Well done Rosie. The dog bed looks great. Must do one for my big fella!
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