Monday, December 20, 2010

$1 Dog Bed

That's not a typo, we fashioned a $1 dog bed! Kind of :)
Here's the details:
I went to Ikea this week, midnight madness and all, and found sofa cushion covers in the AS-IS section. As long as I've been going to Ikea I've always seen cushion covers in the  AS-IS area, I always looked at them and never had any idea what to do with them, until now!

Recently we bought a Molly Mutt bed for Max (if you missed that post HERE it is) and we loved the premise behind it! A washable doggy duvet stuffed with any soft cushioning you can find, old clothes, sheets, towels. This is the same idea.

So we took our $1 AS-IS bin find.

Recently we switched all of our towels to Organic ones (Post coming later this week) and all of our old towels made the perfect stuffing for Max's new bed $0

So there's our $1 dog bed and the best part is Max likes it too :)

Ikea almost always has cushion covers in their as-is section for way under $5, the most expensive one I found was $4. I'll definitely be checking back, I'm hoping to get one in the Ektorp White color too!

I realize this would only work as a dog bed for the little puppies or kitties of the world, but this would also work as floor cushions for kids, or adults who enjoy sitting on the floor :)


  1. Great idea! I'll so be checking Ikea out for that next time I go!!

  2. I just love that fabric, lucky dog

  3. That is an awesome idea! I wonder if it would be big enough for my bulldog. I will definitly be scooping it out on my next ikea trip.

  4. Such a great idea!! I will have to give it a try!!

  5. What a great idea! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled next time I'm at Ikea :)

  6. That's a great idea! I don't have any pets, but I love the idea of doing floor cushions for guests.

  7. A clever idea and Max sure looks happy with his new bed.
    Was the Ikea midnight madness a nightmare?!

  8. Awesome idea...Kylee approved! She's jealous (she doesn't know she's getting her new Red bed she asked for from Santa!) Will definitely have to check out the As Is bin next trip. Will let ya know if I find the white one!!

  9. You have the best ideas! Thanks for sharing :) Where in the store are these found in (like by the sofas, or whatever)?

  10. Great idea :) And it looks great as well! Hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas! Max is so sweetie pie! But you know that ;)

  11. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. The puppy looks so happy on it's new bed!!!!!

  13. This is fabulous. I bought a red cover in the AS-IS section and I thought I'd have to buy foam to put inside but now I am going to be on the lookout for some old towels to stuff it with. Thank you for that thrifty tip!

  14. Thanks Girls!! Maz is blushing :) hehe
    and yes Midnight madness was MAD! wow! But really worth it if you needed furniture (we however didn't :(

  15. Christie!
    You can find them in the AS-IS section near the checkouts of the store! It's where they sell off returns and floor models! There's always great deals to be found in there :)
    Happy Hunting!

  16. Awesome! I will have to check out that section next time I'm there. Thanks for the great tip! Happy holidays :)

  17. That is a great idea. And your pup is just too cute. :)


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