Edgar's Bed!

This story is pure Kismet.

Here's my story as it happened!

In our new hobby garage, we have an attic storage space above with a drop down ladder.

I was up there selecting furniture to bring down to paint.

As I was stacking things up for Hubby to help carry down, I stacked an old vintage leather suitcase on top of this...

I noticed that the suitcase fit the top of this stool base perfectly. Then as Oprah would say, "I  had a lightbulb moment".

Instead of doing the expected and sell the suitcase in my booth and make the wood base back into a functional and cute stool, I decided to make Edgar a bed.
Who is Edgar? He is my grandcat. He lives with my daughter and his name is Edgar Allan Poe!

Basically I just painted the stool with Robin's Egg Blue Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. Then I screwed the suitcase onto the base.

Then I added a hinge that could lock and unlock so when in use by Edgar, the lid won't close on him.
I purchased a bed pillow and made a coordinating cover from flannel. It's so soft. The added touch is a banner with his name for the lid!
It's just too Cute!

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  1. So darling! I'd love it if you shared it on our link party. http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/its-that-time-again-friday-follow-along.html?showComment=1383938908116#c5339902121145873993

  2. That is too cute! Such an original idea! Knowing cats as I do, I can only say I hope he likes/uses it. Sometimes they can be picky, lol!!! ;-)

    1. Yes, Edgar loves his bed. My daughter sent me a picture with him in it!

  3. So sweet - don't you just love when something is staring you in the face and it all works out as planned - well done!

  4. That's such a cute idea! Does Edgar sleep on it? I made a quilted pillow for my daughter's cat, complete with zipper, and it's the only thing in the house that Empress doesn't sleep on.

    1. Yes, Edgar does love the bed. He tends to love anything off the ground.

  5. OK This is too stinkin cute not to share!!! Love it!Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!
    I’m gonna pin this one to our Talent Board!

  6. This is adorable!

    I'm new to your blog but will be back.

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays. Perhaps you'd like to link one of your seasonal posts next week?

    - The Tablescaper

  7. So cute! What a lucky kitty. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  8. How cute and creative! I'm sure Edgar loves it! Thanks so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you back on Sunday at 7pm EST with your holiday signs! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  9. I have 2 old suitcases I have to find something to do with. I love them so much. Thanks for the inspiration. Linda


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