My junkin' friend Tina and I always donate something we have made to the Booster Club auction at the high school. Tina had made an adorable dog bed out of a little cream colored suitcase/trunk (sorry no picture). I decided to make a companion piece for the dog food bowls. I started with this old plaid travel suitcase:
Primed it and then added some 2x4's in the bottom for weight.
I forgot some in process pictures but I cut an mdf board to fit inside and cut the holes out for the dog food bowls. I secured it with a nail gun around the edges. Painted it all cream, added a vintage doggie picture and a ribbon on the inside edge, stained it, and used lots of coats of clear non-toxic sealer so that it will wipe clean.