Materials: BESTÅ TV Unit with steel chrome-plated underframe
Our dog, Maggie has always slept in a dog crate in our bedroom. After recently moving into a new home, we saw that the old, worn-out crate was taking up too much room, and decided that it was time for a new solution.
Maggie likes the comfort and security of a crate, and has always refused to use only a pillow or dog bed. We had been using this BESTA television stand as an end table and to store blankets, but realized that with a few changes, it could be put to better use as a fancy customized dog sanctuary.
I used the BESTA TV unit (which we had originally bought with the optional steel, chrome-plated underframe), and removed the center shelf and pegs.
I then made two separate curtains to give the pup a little privacy, but allow her to get in and out of her bed easily. For these I used a woven-cotton fabric, backed with muslin. I cut the fabric to cover the open front of the BESTA, then assembled the pieces with my sewing machine. I also sewed two strips of Velcro to the tops of each curtain, and adhered the Velcro’s opposite side to the front edge of the unit (this was the peel-and-stick type Velcro). This allows the curtains to be easily removed for washing.