Thursday, April 17, 2014

Personalized Pet Food Area

Justin and I used to have late night pillow talk about whether or not we were ready for a dog. We were so worried it would change our lifestyle, and it did! But in the best kind of way. One thing I remember discussing was all of the "stuff"that came along with owning a dog. I hate clutter with a burning passion (ask Justin about my weekly 'too much stuff on the counter' freakouts) I did not want big dog beds laying around or random toys all over the house. I wanted to be a dog person without looking or smelling like we were dog people, make sense? Well the smell part was easy. We give Hudson more baths than he probably needs, I constantly have candles lit, and as soon as the weather hits the high 40's you can bet I have the windows open. There is nothing worse than going to visit someone and being hit in the face with the smell of dog as soon as you walk through the door. I swore to myself that would never be us. (On a side note- we did invest in a Roomba this year. Literally the best money ever spent. We used to have a problem with hair floating around because I couldn't keep up with it with my normal vacuum, but now the Roomba gets all of it. I swear I haven't seen flying hair in forever. Highly recommend!!)

The pet organization part took a little more thought. But it has been fun coming up with unique ways to organize Hudson's "stuff". Now that we live in an apartment I am going through serious house project withdraws. So when I found this dog food holder online I knew I could sucker Justin into ask Justin nicely to make it for me. I wish I was a good blogger and had a tutorial for you, but I totally forgot to take photos of the process. I was so inspired by the below feeder I knew I had to have one for Hudson. (If you have a bigger dog it's also nice to elevate their food so they don't have to eat hunched over) Here's the inspiration and our little twist on it:

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We bought this super cute Ikea trashcan to put Hudson's dog food in. So much better than the big ugly bag hanging around! They also have blue, silver and mustard. So fun!





What are you doing with my food, woman?!





Just look at that face! Such a sweet boy. 

So with a couple of my favorite photos of Hudson, a new rug and a handy husband, we now have an adorable pet food area that I am not embarrassed to have out in the open. I am in love and I think our furry little son is, too. I have even caught him staring at his pictures a few times. What do you guys think? Do you try to be a creative dog owner or have you just accepted the fact that they own the house? :p

Supply List:
Ikea Trash Can-$25. (Already had)
Target rug-$4.28 (Thank you clearance end cap!)
Canvas prints of Hudson-$20 a piece 
Pet Food Crate-$20 & husbands time
Adorable Dog-not available for purchase
(Side note-I did stain mine with a dark wood stain)

*UPDATE-Stop by our new house and see our new personalized pet food area! 


19 comments:

  1. How did your husband make this? I'd really like one for my little man!

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    2. I would also love to have this tutorial if you still have it!

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    3. Hi Brittaney! I would love a quick tutorial for this! Would you mind sening me an email? I know that this may have been done awhile ago but if you still have it I would love to put my husband up to the task! Email is pitmank9@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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  2. How/where did you get the canvas prints for only $20 each

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    1. Miranda, the prints are actually a faux canvas print from Walmart! :)

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    2. well they are beautiful and quite adorable!

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    3. Thanks so much! Canvas prints are so hard to find for a reasonable price, I was excited to stumble across these. :)

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  3. I KNOW THEY ARE WAY TOO EXPENSIVE so do u just get them printed at walmart and then just stick them to a canvas?

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    1. You can do it right from Walmart.com. Mine were ready within a day!

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  4. ohh this is really out of the box idea. i will try to make such kind of setting for my own pets as well.
    dog food recipes

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  5. I love this! Any chance you could email me the tutorial??

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  6. I love this, could I get the tutorial emailed to me please?

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  7. what size are the canvas prints?

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  8. What kind of pooch is Hudson. Love your pet zone ;-) I have a mastiff and we use raised eating. I love making new ones just for fun;-)

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  9. The food tray or box or whatever it is looks so amazing. My pocket pit would get so happy from now on while he eats.

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