Tuesday

Stuffed Dog House

Last weekend a certain nine year old wanted to build his little sister a dog house for her stuffed dog.

He rounded up some 'additional help' and they discovered he didn't have enough raw product.

At least that's the way the 'additional help' - also known as #3 son, told the story.

So #3 son rounded up #1 dad, who located scraps of wood to make the toy dog house that the certain nine year old wanted to make for his little sister.  Got that?

A dog house is a pretty straight forward design, and I was not consulted in the least on this.  Probably for the best as I would have over complicated the job.

The completed dog house showed up on the dining room table with the instruction, "you can paint this if you want".

Well I wanted.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

Some weathered gray stain went on the lat roof and the sides were painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.  I watered the paint down so a bit of the wood grain would show through.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

A few years ago I picked up a tote at a garage sale and immediately took the bird house front off of it.  I turned the tote into a dog dish holder and saved the little bird houses knowing I would never use them but couldn't bring myself to throw them out.

I found a use for one of them, to my surprise.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

Other than the bird hole on the front, I thought it looked like a dog house, so I cut it off with the saw just above tweetey's window and recycled the top half which made me feel better about not throwing it away 2 years ago.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

The angle of that little roof line didn't afford me space to stencil, so I printed out the words on regular printer paper, covered them with package tape and tacked it on.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

The dog treat jar provided a real dog biscuit that I painted in coal black with Fusion Mineral Paint, and some E600 squeezed on the back glued it in place.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

My thumb and pinky finger dipped in paint made something that looks similar to paw prints on the front of the dog house.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

An empty metal paprika spice tin was turned into the dog food container.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

Complete with tiny dog treats and bits of kibble.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

The pretend ingredients are listed on one side.

The five year old princess received a kitten last Fall, so the dog food container also reads  "Keep away from cats".

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com

I guess I should of painted NO CATS ALLOWED on the side of the dog house because as soon as it hit the floor an orange tiger made herself at home.

Not that she can read or anything.

Stuffed Toy Dog House, Bliss-Ranch.com






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15 comments :

  1. That is adorable, Bliss! And I'll bet she loved it...and a certain orange tiger cat seems to, too!

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  2. So cute. Yes, you may need to change up the sign.

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  3. Of course you wanted to paint it! How cute! That is the perfect spot for her kitty, I mean puppy.

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  4. Maybe kitty wants a new house, too?
    It's adorable.

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  5. Very cute! (Leave it to you to take a simple project....)

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  6. Wonderful cat... er.. dog house! I adore the paint and embellishments. One more time you knocked it out of the park in a team effort. :))) ~ Christina in FL

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  7. Not sure what's cuter - a nine year old boy wanting to make a dog house for his sister or what you did with that adorable creation! Love all the details. And love that nine-year-old-sister-loving-brother! :)

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  8. Oh my word! First I laughed when they told you that you could paint it if you wanted to. Hint Hint. Right? Now, I would've just painted it and been done. But of course you would take it several steps further and give it such adorable personality! Your grand daughter must love it! I'm assuming she was the one that wanted it?

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  9. Too funny! The dog/cat house is adorable! ;)

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  10. I wanna be in the dog house too - this is crazy cute! Pinned and sharing on FB! :)

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  11. I my gosh... that is sooo darn cute! I need to make one of these for my cats! You did a sweet job with all the extra touches Bliss, including the REAL dog biscuit!

    pinning!

    gail

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  12. Adorable tiny dog house!! When my daughter was little ( a long time ago) I made her a dog house out of cardboard box for her pound puppies. It turned out cute too and proved to be really sturdy. It was quite a bit bigger than this one but she had a whole kennel of pound puppies to house. Thanks for letting me relive that memory.

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  13. Even if she could read she would still invade... She's a cat after all. Pretty dang cute stuffed dog house.

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