Monday, February 11, 2013
My cheapo bed pillow went flat and it just couldn't be coaxed back into fluffiness on matter what I tried. Time to replace it, I guess. But what to do with the old one? I just couldn't bring myself to put it in the trash, given that we're trying to recycle and repurpose as much as we can.
Enter the doggie bed in our office.
The dogs had worn the padding down to nothing in the bottom. Given that our spoiled pooches' favorite place to lay down is on top of 4 pillows on the sofa, I realized that this was a great place to use that old pillow. Especially since new dog beds like this are more than $30!
So I tacked the corners of the pillow back to make it more round and fit in the dog bed. Then I covered it with $3.80 in matching fleece and added a zipper so that I could easily wash everything.
This was my first zipper and it's not perfect, but I think I did a pretty good job. I'm sure the dogs won't mind. This was a really easy project that took me less than an hour while I was sitting and watching The Walking Dead last night.
And here's a happy customer trying it out for the first time.
What have you done lately to recycle or repurpose? I'd love to read about it in the comments or send me an email if you'd like to do a guest post. Have a great day!