For a while now, I have wanted to do something with my plain ol' dog feeder. The hubs and I bought it at Linens N Things when they were going out of business. I finally figured out how I wanted it to look...bad to the bone! LOL!
Just remember, this isn't really a tutorial and I am, by no means, a professional. I'm just showing off some stuff that I have done and letting you know how I did it. I made it up as I went along.
How I did it...
- I cleaned it up first. My dog had already been using it, as is, for the past 5 years or so.
- Pull it apart! Completely disasemble all pieces that you can.
- Put any small pieces in a safe place such as a shoe box, plastic baggie, etc.
- Get sanding. This is another cheap piece, I just sanded it a bit to rough it up and smooth out the edges where the paint and or/"wood" had been chipped, knicked, and the paint had bubbled up around the water dish.
- I DID NOT skip the primer on this one...yeah me! I learned my lesson with the Mew & Chew Kitty Feeding Station.
- For the top, I used a High Gloss White Spray Paint (I chose a weather resistant paint, I thought that might help with the water dish issue and might allow for easy cleaning).
- On the bottom, I used the same black paint (Behr - eggshell) that I used for the Front Foyer Hutch
- While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I created some graphics with Photoshop to use as a template for my "bad to the bone doggie"
- When it was all dry, I used the graphics that I printed and some carbon paper to trace it on to the dog stand. Then I filled it in with some white acrylic paint. Voila!