DIY Dog Bed Drawer for Cat Greenleaf Show

In Get Inspired, Pets, Tutorials by Kelsey Browning-Connor

DIY DOG BED FOR CAT GREENLEAF SHOW

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INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

DRAWER:

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1. Remove Hardware

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Remove hardware from drawer and clean inside and out using Amy Howard at Home ® Clean Slate™ and a lint-free t-shirt rag.

2. Paint Drawer

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Paint all surfaces of drawer with two coats of Amy Howard at Home ® One Step Paint™ – A Good Man is Hard to Find, allowing to dry 20-30 minutes between coats and 45 minutes after final coat.

3. Tape off Center Section

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Tape off center section of front of drawer and burnish edges of masking tape to ensure paint doesn’t bleed underneath.

4. Paint Center Section

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Paint center section with two coats of Amy Howard at Home ® One Step Paint™ – Atelier, allowing 20-30 minutes between coats. Allow to dry completely.

5. Remove Tape

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Remove masking tape, pulling down and away from the painted area.

6. Paint Name on The Front

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Free-hand or stencil dog’s name, centered, in front panel, using artist brush and Amy Howard at Home ® One Step Paint™ – Linen. *Easy Transfer Technique: Rub backside of paper with chalk and transfer to your surface by tracing the image with a pencil for painting guide.  Allow to dry completely, at least 45 minutes.

7. Apply Wax

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Apply Amy Howard at Home ® Mind Your Own Beeswax™  to outside of dog bed, using a lint-free t-shirt rag. Allow to dry 30 minutes.

8. Buff with Rag

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Buff with lint-free t-shirt rag to bring out a soft and subtle sheen.

9. Paint Wood Blocks

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Paint wood blocks with Amy Howard at Home ® One Step Paint™ – A Good Man is Hard to Find. Allow to dry 30-45 minutes.

10. Glue Blocks onto Base

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Glue blocks onto base of drawer in each corner.

11. Drill Holes for Hook

Drill holes in one end of drawer to add metal anchor hook, and add the hook.

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ATTACH ROPE:

1. Cut Rope

Cut Rope to desired length, allowing for the hook and handle loops.

2. Attach Rope to Hook

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For hook end: Feed about 3″ of one end of the rope through the hook ring, and fold short end down. Wrap jute twine tightly around rope to secure, hot gluing both ends of the twine and tucking in to hide.

3. Create Handle

For handle end: Form a handle on the other end of the rope by looping it back on itself, and repeat jute twine-wrapping step to secure, hot glue and tuck ends in to hide.

HARDWARE and CASTERS:

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1. Clean Hardware

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Clean hardware with Clean Slate.

2. Apply Gilding Size

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Apply Amy Howard at Home ® Gilding Size™ to hardware and casters and allow to dry and come to tack, about 20-30 minutes.

3. Apply Gold Leaf

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4. Remove Excess

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Use China Bristle Brush to burnish further and to remove excess Gold Leaf.

FINISHING TOUCHES:

1. Attach Hardware and Castors

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Re-attach hardware, add casters, attach rope, and drop a coordinating cushion into the drawer.

2. Enjoy the Bragging Rights!

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