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:

DIY dog nook under the stairs with handmade dog bed and organizer

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.

DIY dog nook under the stairs with handmade dog bed and organizer

DIY dog nook under the stairs with handmade dog bed and organizer

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.

DIY dog nook under the stairs with handmade dog bed and organizer

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:

DOG BED

3 x 37 1/2″ 1×6 pine
4 x 22 1/2″ 1×6 pine
4 x 11″ 1×3 pine

DOG ORGANIZER

3 x 18″ 1×6 pine
1 x 16 1/2″ 1×3 pine
3 x 6″ 1×3 pine

DIY dog nook under the stairs with handmade dog bed and organizer

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.