Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dogs and Daybeds

A couple of weeks ago, my other half decided he would make an effort into adding some much needed extra seating/footrest near our computer work area in the living room. We had some drawers that originally went with a super single water bed frame and a mattress that went on a twin sized day bed. They fit nicely together. He stacked up the 2 sections of drawers and added a bit more wood on the back of the frame and placed it in front of our big windows in the living room. Added a bit of thin foam to the top and put the mattress in place. Perfect height for sitting or lying down to watch TV if you don't feel like being in the recliner. It is also the perfect height for stretching out your legs while sitting in the desk chair at the roll top desk next to the day bed.

I decided to do my part so I went to the store and got a new fitted sheet, a mattress pad and a body pillow with a fuzzy cover the same color as the sheet.Here is the resulting look.
daybed in front of the windows

fuzzy body pillow

6 drawers, one slightly ajar as the frame for the daybed.

The dogs are enjoying the bed. It's one of Lucy's favorite roosting places. She can watch the world go by the windows and the screened in porch. She likes to interact with her toys, have a snack and sometimes take a nap snuggled up on the pillow. Nibbler can get up there, but he hasn't to our knowledge taken full advantage of it yet. He will put his top half on it sometimes if he sees or hears something that gets his attention and today I saw him put his head on it deciding whether or not to grab the toy off of it.
Here are some new photos of Lucy and Nibbler enjoying the bed.

Nibbler plotting to get the toy tire.

Lucy watching things happen in the kitchen.

Lucy loving her pillow and watching her Daddy in the kitchen

Something in the kitchen got Lucy's attention.


  1. This project looks to it added some great storage area too, instead of wasting the space under the daybed.

    1. The 6 drawers do help a lot. The dogs love the bed and I like being able to stretch out or keep my feet up and hide things below.


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