Months ago, I saw dog bed end tables floating around on the internet and immediately sent links to Will. We both love DIY projects and this seemed like a great opportunity to work on something fun together. I knew I had seen those old octagon end tables everywhere and I was sure we’d find one on the side of the road within a week…. we didn’t.
Luckily, in Westchester, NY, there’s a store called The Benefit Shop. Not only do they have some great stuff, but it’s consignment for a good cause. We ventured in with high hopes and were thrilled when we found exactly what we were looking for! It was an octagon end table the perfect size for our pup.
Found this old Thomasville end table at The Benefit Shop in Bedford Hills, NY. We removed the doors and hinges to give it an open feel.
We were so lucky to find a round dog bed (that fit perfectly) in Target (and on sale)! But we still weren’t sure that Giorgio would like the table.
I was THRILLED to see him jump in and curl up one night.
My dad helped to strip the finish…
and patch the holes from the hinges.
With my “inspiration piece” in mind, I picked out some paint and got to work.
Using a Ralph Lauren crackle paint, I hoped to achieve that rustic look. This took a lot of trial and error, but Will and I love the final product.
Giorgio seems to be happy with it too =)
Not wanting to waste these beautiful doors, I dug up some random knobs we had in my dad’s workshop and drilled them in. These will hang in the foyer as coat/key hooks.
I hope you enjoy seeing the transformation!! We still have to seal the top and dust out the inside. Afterwards, I’m sure I’ll post a picture of Giorgio asleep in his new house.