Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Our New Patio Bed

My mom is always reusing things, she calls it "recycling". She says you should try and reuse things so they don't end up in a landfill.
Now take a look at this foot stool below.



Where you and I might just see a junky old stool, mom looks at it and sees a "cool patio dog bed".



Using a $5 dog cushion (bought on clearance), a little scrap wood and some stain...and the base of that old junky stool, this is what she made for us.



Pretty neat huh?





29 comments:

Cocorue said...

cosy bed Bijou and your mum is a good 'green' lady.....kudos to her

or is it you that trained her?????
chikisses,
coco

SEDONA said...

I am so impressed with your human, B&B! What a resourceful lady. You guys look so cozy in your new bed!
Your pal,
Sedona

SEDONA said...

I am so impressed with your human, B&B! What a resourceful lady. You guys look so cozy in your new bed!
Your pal,
Sedona

Tank said...

What a great idea and well executed too. Your mom is very clever!

Nadine said...

Fantastic!!!! Tell your Mom I give her two thumbs up! You guys look like you're just LOVING your new bed!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

that is really cool - you think she can make us a bully size one - currently we use mommys lounge chairs

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Martine said...

Hi pups, your mom is so handy and creative!! I love the new patio bed. My mom is also very creative and sees what you could do with ordinary things all the time!!

It looks comfie!!

xo martine

Dory's Backyard said...

How very kewl!!! Your Mommy is very handy...you should keep her around!

Smileys!
Dory

Tiffany said...

That's a great bed! Your Mom must be very handy. Our Mom agrees that we should recycle and repurpose things to be less wasteful. You guys look adorable in your new patio bed!

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley & Lexus

lola said...

that is a great bed!

lola.

Bruschi said...

WOW! That is pawtastic! Who would thought that junky old stool could turn into something so cool! your mom is a genius!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Draco and his Mom said...

Wowwee, that is some cool bed. Mom just throws a towel on her footstool for me...maybe she will get with the program and make something nifty like your mom did.
Looks like a good place to get in some serious sunning.
Wags
Draco

bbes tribe said...

You guys are so lucky. That is an awesome bed and your Mom is VERY creative.
Wags
Ernie & Sasha

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Bij, that is PAWSOME!!!! Your mom is very cool! :-)

Luv,
Cloud

BRUTUS said...

You guys have all kinds of cool beds! If I remember right, there is one in an end table, the cool window seat, and now a patio perch! Some many great places to hang out, how do you ever decide where to nap or munch on your moo tubes??

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That's khwite khlever!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

SEDONA said...

Hi again, just had to tell you that my human got all excited today when she glanced at the TV...the kiddies were watching Inspector Gadget 2 and there was a rat terrier who looked just like Bijou! His name in the movie was Pedro and some funky invention made him moo instead of bark :-) Before meeting you guys, she never would've known what kind of dog that was! You guys are good ambassadors for the breed :-)
Your pal,
Sedona

Miley said...

Wow, that looks sooo comfy, your very lucky to have such a talented mom!!! I'd love one of those but would definitely need a much larger one!!! Enjoy!!

lotsa licks,
Miley

Tibby said...

Hi Bijou & Banjo!
Your new patio bed looks soo lovely and comfy! You are very lucky that your mom has such a good eye!
:) Tibby

Yoda and Brutus said...

Your mom is very handy. Your new patio bed looks like a nice comfy place to take a nap :)

Lorenza said...

Pawesome!
Your mom is very smart and did a great job with that patio bed!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Twix said...

You guys are adorable in your new patio bed and your mom is amazing! My mom sees stuff like that and no ideas pop into her head. Sounds like she has some problems, huh? Your lucky your mom is so inventive...I have to lay on the hard concrete outside.
Snuggles,
Twix

Lily and Benson said...

Bijou
You guys look so cool in your new recycled bed. Could recycled be new? I guess
Benny & Lily

Princess said...

How cool! You're mom sure is smart!!

Sharon said...

Wow, that patio bed looks really nice. Your mom sure is great at crafting! And it's good to be green :)

S and D

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

Very nice spot you have! Looks very comfortable. Kudos to mom for recycling.

-Mollie and Bobo

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That bed is just adorable!! I love it and it would be perfect for my minipin ginger!!

Checkers said...

your mom is so talented - she should sell that stuff on Etsy

Brook and Meredith said...

That bed is amazing! Love it! -meredith