One of the fun parts about repurposing old furniture is stealing a great idea off the internet.
I never would have thought of taking an old console television set and turning it into a dog bed. I can thank someone else’s blog about crafting and “upcycling” unused household items. I can thank several blogs, in fact. Some people have brilliant ideas.
Click here to see my inspiration. Darling ideas, aren’t they? The dog bed I created from the old console television ended up being wild and colorful, with some yellow spatter-painted drops of sunshine sprinkled among the brightly painted wildflowers. Of course, the dog that sleeps inside will appreciate none of this.
The console itself was a Craigslist freebie. My husband and I trekked to Aberdeen to pick it up from someone’s porch. Secretly, I was glad it was a pick-up transaction rather than a face-to-face transaction, because I knew the owner was happy that someone would be using her old television. I don’t think she ever dreamed that I would be destroying it first. Over emails, she seemed rather proud of how well it still worked.
I can safely say now that it no longer works.
I hope she doesn’t read this blog.