Monday, August 23, 2010

Bow-Wow!

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.

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22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This is just adorable! I have seen the doggie beds made out of old suitcases, but never as dish carriers. I love this idea! The graphic you used is so cute! Could you share with us where you found it? Thanks so much!

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  2. This is just awesome! What a great idea! Well done!

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  3. Oh my gosh I love it!!! Definitely didn't ever think about that one :) Great job!!

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  4. cute! I was just thinking this morning "I wonder if Louie would like to have his bowls elevated" lol

    nice job girl!
    gail

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  5. what a cool, cool idea! i don't have pets but it sure could be used in another way!

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  6. Okay Becky.... that is the COOLEST dog food bowl holder....
    LOVE IT!!!

    ;-D robelyn

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  7. now thats about the cutest thing I have seen yet!! Love it, Janna

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  8. This is adorable! Just precious!

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  9. that is so cute! and what a fantastic repurpose! i NEVER would have thought of that in a bazillion years!

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  10. What a terrific idea! I love it!!
    Thank you for joining us this week for Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  11. That looks cute, and easy too! I think I could even do it.

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  12. Oh my goodness, what a great idea! I love the pic you added. The dogs will really have a fancy dinner!

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  13. What a fab idea. Whoever gets it can take it along on trips as well. It's all packed up and ready to go.
    T

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  14. What a great idea! I see those cases everywhere and never had a clue what I could do with them. Wow thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Wow!!! I love this to absolute bits. I'm really excited now, MUST MAKE THIS. Thanks for sharing such a cool project!

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  16. LOVE it! That turned out way too cute!

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  17. I have a friend that is going to go gaga for this. What a clever idea and nice that you explained your steps.

    thanks for your glowing comment on my clock.
    You made me smile big time. :)
    Pam

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  18. Oh, My, Gosh!!! That is sooooooooo cute! Love it! :)

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  19. This is a great idea! Now I need to keep my eye open at the thrift store for a suitcase! My dogs will look so cute eating out of this! and it will keep them from pushing their bowls into the dining room! Love your blog.

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