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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Have Bed Will Travel

A few weeks ago I picked up an old suitcase at an estate sale. I had big plans for this baby. This is what she looked like before.

I will not pretend that this idea was of my own invention. This past summer I saw this somewhere (Pintrest? Etsy? A blog?). I have searching for suitcases ever since. Here is the after:

The inside is in immaculate condition, but the pocket doesn't lay very nice when the lid is up. I actually glued it up a bit after I took this picture. These pockets and once on the sides would be great storage for leashes, balls, bones and more when you take your dog on a trip.  Here is what it looks like closed.

A closer look at the feet. I picked these up at a thrift store this summer and sprayed them with my current favorite Stainless Steel. They are easy to unscrew. In fact, you could take them off and throw them in the suitcase for a traveling dog bed.

Delia and I tried to get the dogs to pose, but my dog babies aren't fans of any bed but mine. While I designed it as a dog bed it could be used as a foot stool, a little table or simple storage. I LOVE it and wish I could keep it, but alas I think it is something I will be selling soon.


  1. I have loved this idea ever since I saw them. I want to make one for our dog & even our cat but need to find a vintage case. Yours turned out great. Found you via crafty blog hop. Drop by sometime. Theresa @ http://www.dearcreatives.com/

  2. I love it! My dog has always slept in a suitcase. It's just perfect for taking on a trip.

  3. Love the dog bed out of a suitcase. I have four or five vintage suitcases and I just use them for storage but I am sure my dogs would love it if I made them a cute bed like this.

  4. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing it (btw-I fixed the picture since it hadn't loaded). Glad you joined the party!

  5. Bet my cat would like this! Good idea for traveling with any pet. I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!