So I made you wait. I apologize…kinda! However, it was well worth it. Jason and I turned the ugliest part of our house into something that we are both so proud of and that is much more healthy for our dogs. I had a general idea of what I wanted, and Jason had an idea and so together we just went to town. So here is a basic idea of what we did to create the pet feeding station that perfectly matches our style!
I debated posting this picture, but I figured every construction project is a bit dirty. So here goes, first we cleared out our old crappy plastic mats and wrought iron dog bowls that we had. The previous dog bowls had rusted and stained my floors and were a magnet for ants (sidenote, the brown on the walls is from cinnamon to chase those pesky ants away and it totally freaking worked)! I then mopped the hell out of the floor to pull up some of the rust and cinnamon that stained and then washed the heck out of the walls.
Next Jason and I hung the removable chalkboard decal and began to measure for the pet feeding station. The plastic bin is for food storage. Also if anyone knows how to get rust and cinnamon stains out of tile floors and baseboards I would love some pointers here.
We then built a frame. Through much discussion we decided we wanted a couple cabinets, so this is the frame we came up with.
I wanted to make sure that this station was easier to clean, so we purchased some cheap sticky tile to place on top of our feeding station and then traced our old bowl holders with a sharpie and used a jigsaw to cut out the holes.
Jason built the cupboards after a bit of frustration. But this is what they looked like under them.
I added some final touches and this is the final design! We are totally in love. The dogs are much happier. I love storing the dog food under the bowls for easy access and I am truly excited that it is a much cleaner option for all of us!
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