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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Upcycled Planter to Dog Feeder

Last summer I took an old planter/tote thingy and turned it into a dog food feeder for my constant companion.... Mo.   


Just look at that chippy finish and forget that I wanted lime green.  I settled for metallic orange - because of the 999 little bottles of craft paint I own, I have no lime green.  998 shades of blue - yes.

I probably should have used blue since it's an appetite suppressant, and based on the amount of scooping Brawn needs to do in the yard, my dog could use some appetite suppressing.  (It was in our wedding vows that I don't do doo).

*DISCLAIMER: There are no plants on my porch, this photo is last summer.  I still have Reindeer on it.
The food caddy started out as some sort of a one sided birdhouse planter at a garage sale.  It had green plastic pots in it but I left those at the sale and only took the terra cotta ones stacked with it.

Off came the houses, and I painted a coat of ASCP in old white.  I was less than impressed picturing dog food drool all over the white.  So I painted on metallic orange, used steel wool to sand it back off, and finished it with a coat of dark wax.


The holes are a perfect fit for the stainless steel dog dishes that Mo eats out of.

But I took his stainless steel dishes out for these photos and inserted our white cereal bowls.

Why did I do that?  There is nothing wrong with stainless steel dog dishes. 

So to recap;
my dog has dog dishes....these are Corell cereal bowls....he does not eat out of these.... we do.


Mo was sort of mad at me, this project didn't turn out at all like I described it to him.  
I told him I had to take his picture because he should be in the post. 

These are his bedroom eyes.  Is it working Amy, is Riley going crazy?


*This post was originally a guest post over with Linda at ItAllStartedWithPaint.  I'm not desperate for new stuff to write about, just desperate for the time it takes to write it!

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35 comments :

  1. i love it and i am sure your precious baby will come to love it as well. You just must remember to be completely honest with Mo at all times, and never take him for granted. Just sayin'.

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    1. You are right Louise - honesty is the best policy.

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      Bliss

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  2. Um that was brilliant I think more women should think about their vows, to have and to hold is just stupid compared to "I don't do doo" I think it's awesome even if he doesn't eat from the corelle bowls. Amy had better not put Riley near that screen, a new computer is kind of expensive.

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    1. Agree with Mel on the vows- never thought of that when I got married!

      I also should've added " I don't clean toilets but think its sexy when men do."

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  3. I'm not even going to show this post to Finn. He'll want me to make him something pretty to eat out of too....and he'll want the Corell.

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    1. Same here- we have no Corel for the dogs, but I do have cute rugs and placemats under their food and water dishes - does that count?

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  4. I <3 Mo. And his feeder, too... :)
    xo Heidi

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  5. Cute idea and miss Bailey may have caught a glimpse of those bedroom eyes.

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  6. Those eyes work on me, Mo. What a face! Give me some smooches.
    I won't be showing your new swanky buffet to the BruceMan...he'll eat it.

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  7. Love it. We also have Corelle that we eat out of...and sometimes the doggie does too...(oops). I especially love the labels above the bowls. :)

    -andi

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    1. I have allowed our dog to use our plates-they do go through the dishwasher before I shove a sandwich on anything again.

      Thanks for your honesty! ;)

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  8. You can be sure I'm not going to be showing this to Scout. He still thinks I'm the best dog owner out there even if I make him eat off the floor.

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  9. Very cute and a great idea....those bedroom eyes are adorable. Have a great weekend.

    Cynthia

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  10. Awww..... Mo is so cute! He should feel so special to have a one of a kind dog bowl set. Good thing you marked the bowls. I'm sure Mo would not know which is which is you didn't. (Hee Hee).

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  11. Very cute. My Molly would love to eat a dog dish holder like that. She's funny like that.

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  12. LMAO. Loved the disclaimer and the signs so Mo knows which are which. And... if Mo learned his bedroom eyes from Brawn I'm surprised you have such a large brood. :) xo

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  13. such a great idea! looks awesome and those bedroom eyes- SWOON!

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  14. LOL Yeah, "I don't do poo" either. Your puppers is a cutie. I am sure he deserves the Corell. Maybe that's why he's mad! ;)
    - Claire @ ALittleClaireification

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  15. He is adorable! I think you should find some crystal bowls for him. He deserves only the best you know. Cute project!

    xo
    Pat

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  16. Fancy! Nice job Bliss and your dog is so adorable!
    Susan

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  17. That's the coolest dog feeder a pup could ask for!! I could have used your vow advice, although I fear it's too late now. I've been on kitty litter duty these days and not liking it one bit! Perhaps I'll start serving dinner on Corell to see if that makes a difference:)

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  18. Mo certainly looks like a stud muffin. Keep those b-otches away from him!
    Kelly

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  19. I would definitely eat out of this contraption, but then I am not too picky. Your dog looks way ticked off at you. Better go get him a treat.

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  20. Forget about the dishes, Mo is so stinking cute! Have I mentioned a Puggle is on my "dream dog" list. Trying to convince the hubs that they are still sorta like a hound dog. Kind of.

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  21. I am having bladder control issues over here. Mo's bedroom eyes totally caught me off guard and made me laugh out loud. My goodness. I still adore this planter turned dog feeder. I love that for the sake of the picture, you used your cereal bowls and I love any chance I get to see that face of Mo's. Riley would be lucky to be on the receiving end of those bedroom eyes :)

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  22. You are a genius. Way cuter dog dish holder than a planter. Mo is one lucky dog!

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  23. Ingenious!! It is so cute...just like your dog! Great way to reuse something old.
    Oh and I hear you about no time to write...it takes so long to edit all the pictures, let alone write the post!
    Debbie :)

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  24. Very cool idea. I was thinking about just flipping over a coke crate and making two cut outs for my dogs.

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  26. Cute ... I love that you think out of the box!!

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  27. Is Mo a puggle? I have a Puggle with these sad puppy eyes! I love the project!

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