Create your own version of an elegant dog bed by using thrifted items from Goodwill San Antonio.  This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Elegant pet beds can get expensive, but you can make your own for a fraction of the cost! I combined several thrift store items with comfortable Fairfield World fillers and my favorite fabric to make this princess worthy dog bed for my sweet dog, Xena (the warrior princess).

I was reading recently about how a luxury brand dog mattress is made, and the designers explained that dogs instinctively paw at the ground or their beds before they lay down. For this reason, they had extra fabric and a bit of plush filler on the top layer of their very expensive dog mattress so dogs had something to paw at. I kept this information in mind when I designed this bed, so I wrapped the comfy foam in batting and added a light layer of filling to make the bed as inviting as possible.

Supplies Used to make the Elegant Dog Bed:
To assemble the pet bed:
Step one:  Attach the headboard to the wood table using corner brackets.  Use a drill to screw the bracket ends to the table and the headboard.
Step two:  Drill holes where the decorative finials will go. Screw the finials in place.
Step three:  Paint the entire project with silver metallic paint. I used two layers of paint to get this shimmery, even finish. When it was dry I decided to accent the flower on the headboard with gold metallic paint to go with the yellow in the fabric.
To learn how I made the cushion for the bed, please see my complete tutorial on the Fairfield World site.  You can find the instructions by clicking HERE.
Elegant pet beds can get expensive, but you can make your own dog bed for a fraction of the cost!
Place the large cushion on the dog bed, then add the smaller cushions as accents.  I love that this bed is large enough for my pets and I to sit together and just relax! I’m so happy that my princess puppy loves her new bed (even if she did already destroy one of the accent pillows!) My dogs love to be elevated (like on the couch!), but if you have a smaller dog you could shorten the legs of the table and headboard to make it more accessible. Have fun creating a dreamy new dog bed for your furry friends!
Elegant pet beds can get expensive, but you can make your own dog bed for a fraction of the cost!


  1. Love this idea!! I don’t have a dog, if I get one some day, I have to keep this in mind. I love that the “larger” pieces were thrifted items. As always, thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you! Honestly, the piece is so sturdy I was tempted to use it as a settee or something. It would work in a mudroom or other area where you need storage\seating.

  2. OMG This is the best & least expensive luxury fur baby bed, & super cute Thank u so much for sharing this idea! I LOVE it.
    Thanks & blessings to u & ur fur baby !


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