Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Malm Dresser Turned Dog Window Seat

Materials: Malm Dresser, Paint, Plywood, Foam, Batting, Fabric, Staples, Upholstery Nails

Description: I created a window seat for our dogs so that they are able to sit and look out the window.


Paint dresser (optional).
Cut a piece of plywood to fit the top of the dresser.
Cut a piece of foam the same size as the plywood.
Wrap batting and fabric around to backside of plywood and staple down.
To create tufts, I used upholstery nails hammered down through the fabric, batting and foam into the plywood. (optional)

See more of the window seats for dogs.

~ Lauren, Ohio

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Jules Yap

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3 Responses to Malm Dresser Turned Dog Window Seat

  1. Beth Cole says:

    Would you mind telling me what paint you have used for this? I want to paint my MALM bedroom furniture but am really unsure about what kind of paint to use, e.g. chalk paint, emulsion, matte, gloss! It’s so confusing! Thanks

  2. Melissa says:

    Terrific idea! As a dog lover ( and owner), I can appreciate how important it is to have spaces for your dogs to window-gaze!

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