This beautiful upcycled dog bed was created by Shannon Colthorpe of Deja Vu by Design. Shannon’s love for animals truly shines through in the pieces she creates, and this doggy chaise had an especially happy ending. Shannon donated it to be sold at the ReStore, and it was purchased by a woman who said it would be the perfect haven for her elderly dog.
Shannon has been upcycling objects into originals for two years. Her career as a photographer got the ball rolling with photo coasters made from tiles from the ReStore. They made great gifts. Since then, she has turned pallets into Canadian flags, 4x4s into giant dice, cupboard doors into chalkboards, and–most recently–a toddler bed into a “doggy chaise.”
When she’s not taking pictures or starting a new project, Shannon volunteers with the Comox Valley’s Kitty Cat Prevent a Litter (P.A.L.) Society and works part-time as a receptionist at a hair salon.