Every doggy needs a nook of his own, am I right?! Let me share with you how to turn an under-stairs nook into any dog's dream space complete with a handmade, rustic bed and organizer for all of his most important accessories.
The Brookfield Residential Canvas show home in Paisley, Edmonton has lots of fabulous features like large windows and a beautiful, open floor plan, but one of my favourite things is this nook under the stairs:
It could be used for a variety of different things (did you see what I did to another Brookfield Residential show home nook this summer?), but we wanted to create something extra special in this nook.
Since there's a dog park nearby the Canvas Townhomes, we thought this nook would be the perfect spot for any puppy to relax. Since the nook faces the kitchen (with the best & largest island EVER), puppy can be nearby while you prep dinner or clean the sink.
Since this nook already had some book / art ledges, I styled those with some adorable dog-themed art & photos of my own puppies.
A couple of doggy bowls on a mat serves as a mini eating area, and I sprayed some MDF letters I found at the craft store with a rose gold coloured paint for a fun "WOOF" sign above the nook.
The stars of the show in this doggy nook are the DIY dog bed and organizer I made from a few lengths of pine wood. They were an easy build, and they make the space so functional!
The dog bed fits a pre-made cushion, and the organizer can be hung on a wall and hold things like treats, toys, bags, leashes and more.
Ready to make this bed & organizer for your pup? Grab some inexpensive wood and watch the video below to learn how:
The wood measurements are as follows:
3 x 37 ½" 1x6 pine
4 x 22 ½" 1x6 pine
4 x 11" 1x3 pine
3 x 18" 1x6 pine
1 x 16 ½" 1x3 pine
3 x 6" 1x3 pine
Let me know in the comments below if you'd try to build these items for your furry friend!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brookfield Residential. As always, all of the opinions here are my own.