The dogs have been banished to the closet. Our Golden boy isn’t a fan of confined spaces, but our Bernese girl loves them, so we thought she would love a bed in the closet and he wouldn’t be much of a fan. Of course, it’s the exact opposite. They both fit in the bed, and they’re both happier when they’re cuddling, so we’re sure once she gets used to it, she’ll love it as much as he does.
Moving them into the empty closet has freed up SO MUCH space in the bedroom.
Anyway… The bed is made out of two 3/4″ MDF boards cut to fit right into the closet. We wanted to do two boards instead of one so it would be easy to put into the closet, and easy to move if we need to.
There are 8 legs (4 on each board), they are the IKEA Capita legs (that’s a link to the 4″ because apparently, they don’t sell the 6″ ones that we used anymore–there are some 6″ available on Amazon though. They are the same legs that are on the shelf on the other side of the closet.
The MDF base is currently topped with 5 layers of egg crate foam that used to be our mattress topper. I’m still waffling on whether to keep that or try something different. It’s nice and cushy, (maybe too cushy, as you can see) but the layers will have to be sewn together. The edges aren’t perfect either, and it shows. I’m planning on sewing a cover for it out of the fabric that’s laid on top of it now (it’s actually a rug from Five Below, they don’t have it online but it’s just a different pattern of this one).
And we have one shelf up above the bed for extra storage. I’m considering another faceout for my blouses like we have for the Hubs’ suits on the left, but I’m still waffling on that too. 2 more weeks of the One Room Challenge to make the decisions and get it done!
And yes, the dogs get pillows. The Roscoe LOVES pillows. This is how excited he has always gotten over pillows:
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