My son who told me that he was looking at a petbed (pillow) on the internet that cost almost $80. My response, I can beat that!
I've seen these on all the DIY sites and have been itching to try this. OK here goes.
I found, at my local church thrift shop, a Samsonite suitcase. COST $1.00
Let the deconstruction begin! Removed the hinges, all the lock hardware. It took a bit of work and some help from my cordless B&D cordless drill. Removed the liner.
Scrubbed cleaned the icky glue from the interior.
A before and after.
Legs and hardware from Lowes. - $11.00
Microsuede fabric for pillow. - $12.00
Spray paint - $3.00
Fabric to re-line bed - FREE
I taped off all the chrome on the lid and started the painting.
I was not happy with the length of the legs. I was worried that they would make the bed unsteady.
Shorter legs should be more stable.
I wasn't happy with this look On this one either....
So I bought some trim...much better!
I finished the liner on both beds.
All that is left to do is to add the the "fluffiness" and a little surprise for the Grandcats.
Fluffiness installed and a little customizing for each.