We crate our dogs, Laser and Sophie, at night and Sophie's bed has gone from bad to horrible. In my opinion, dog beds for large breeds usually fall into one of two categories - 1. cheaply made, or 2. incredibly expensive, So when Dave said he was going to get a new bed for Sophie, I told him to let me take a stab at it from stuff we have around the house.
Luckily, the cushion stuffing was enclosed in a bag, so I stuffed two of them into the cover and they'll pop right out when we need to wash the outside.
I think I have a satisfied customer - and it was practically free!
Had any good free (or nearly) projects lately?