Washable Pet Bed: A Stink That Won’t Persist

Washable Pet Bed: A Stink That Won’t Persist

Want your pet furniture to last without the ruin of sour smells? A washable pet bed may be the option for you. Some pet beds can get a sour smell after your pet has spent months laying on it. Most times it’s difficult to get that fresh smell - or any good smell - to return. Washing the bed is not always simple. The inner stuffing can get lumped up in the washing machine, if it can even fit in there. Now your pet's bed is fresh, but the stuffing may never be smooth again. A pet bed with removable stuffing can be the perfect solution. With a Velcro closing, you can remove the stuffing and wash the bed fabric with no worries. And replacement is no issue, when the stuffing gets too flat. Here's how you create a comfy pet bed that can be washed again and again.

Materials Needed:

Freshly washed sweatshirt - Preferably one that your pet loves
Polyester Stuffing
Yarn / Thick Thread
Thick Needle
Scissors
Pins
Sewing Machine (Optional)
Piece of fabric (Optional) - Preferably fabric that matches the sweatshirt
Tape measure for fabric
Velcro Brand Sew-On fasteners, measured to length of bottom hole

Instructions:

Turn your sweatshirt inside out and smooth it out. Use your pins to stretch the sweatshirt and keep it straight.

Measure the width of the bottom of the sweatshirt and cut two Velcro pieces of the same length.

Sew the Velcro pieces to the inner edges so they will face each other when the sweatshirt is outside in.

Back stitch the fasteners to secure them.

With the sweatshirt still inside out, sew the neck hole (the collar) together, leaving a small hole at the top. Sewing while the sweatshirt is inside out will ensure the thread stitches are hidden once your bed is made.

Turn the sweatshirt right side in and fill entirely with stuffing - belly and sleeves. Test to make sure bed is full to your liking. You may use your pet to test it but beware - (s)he might not want to get off.

Once you’ve adjusted the stuffing to your liking, put extra a little extra in the sleeves so that some is left out past the cuff. Join the cuffs together and sew them so that they make one long sleeve.

As an option, you may circle your piece of fabric around the sleeve cuffs to hide the thread stitching. After sewing the fabric, turn it in so its stitches face the sweatshirt, not you. Now your pet bed is done.

Alternatives:

For larger pets, you may use a large sweatshirt. As an option, you may sew the sleeves along the body of the sweatshirt after you back stitch the Velcro pieces. If you do this, use your pins to stretch and straighten the sweatshirt.
You may fill the belly of the sweatshirt with a pillow rather than stuffing.

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What to Consider In Cabinet Design

What to Consider In Cabinet Design

For many years, cabinets have been very important additions for home storage. There are numerous options with varying shapes, sizes and colors available in the market. This can make finding a perfect cabinet daunting for any interior designer or homeowner. If you know the choices in the market and their various characteristics, you will be able to make the best choice.

To start with, doors are critical elements in a cabinetry. Cabinet doors give you access to the items and add some charm to the entire unit together with the room.  Concerning doors, there are a few options. One is the slab doors; they are often a characteristic of modern kitchens. They have a solid piece of wood with clean edges. 

Square doors are also a popular option in many residential areas. The idea of any home improvement project is to match the dwelling with the rest of the components. That is why square doors attract many people owing to their versatility. Square doors with rectangular frames blend almost with every home design, be it contemporary or traditional.

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Choosing Solid Wood Cabinets for the Kitchen

Choosing Solid Wood Cabinets for the Kitchen

Kitchen cabinets do more than just offer storage space because they create a magnificent look in the room. Nevertheless, this only happens when you choose the right cabinet material. Solid wood cabinets are popular options in kitchens. They bring an unmatched aesthetic value. It is hard to tell original solid wood from some chipboard with a veneer finish. This does not mean you cannot pull this purchase off. With a few tips, you will get an amazing solid wood cabinet. 

Solid wood lasts a long time 

Solid wood can last for years without asking for a replacement or frequent repairs. This is due to their exceptional durability. They cannot be labeled as cheap though, but they will give you the full value for your money. Solid wood is the most cost-effective option for furnishing your kitchen because although it may cost more, it will last a very long time. Furthermore, it boosts your home’s resale value. 

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Tips for Bathroom Cabinets

Tips for Bathroom Cabinets

The bathroom is one of the most frequented areas in a home. However, today’s bathroom has taken a new role, as it is not only used for ablutions, but for relaxation too. The appearance and any component in this room must provide comfort. A neat bathroom also makes even the smallest of rooms to look more welcoming. Bathroom cabinets offer adequate storage space without compromising on the overall design of the bathroom. You have to choose the right to achieve the desired results. 

If you are looking for bathroom cabinets, it is important to assess the needs of the entire family. In most cases, everybody in the house will use this room. Hence, consider putting provisions for all their belongings. The bathroom cabinet should have enough drawers to hold all the essentials. There are many varieties in the market to choose from.

Most bathrooms are small, hence, if yours lacks in space, you will need to select a bathroom cabinet that is proportionate to your room. Upright bathroom cabinets are suitable for small spaces. They should be narrow, but rise all the way to the ceiling. This will save you much space, for placing other items. Other options include a corner bathroom cabinet. It maximizes space in a small bathroom, while looking cozy. As a rule of the thumb, take the dimensions of the bathroom before you go shopping.

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