I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. An embarrassing amount of time. I usually get fixated on particular ideas and search for them over and over and over (and over) until I decide exactly what new DIY project I need in my life (the current topic that I research at least once a day: "bullet journal," which I didn't even know was a thing before last week. Before that, I obsessively searched for "outdoor holiday decor" and "DIY dog treats" and "DIY dog toys"--more on those another day).
But I digress. In this case, I decided our puppy needed (yes, needed) a cool wooden dog bowl stand, I showed my husband a photo from Pinterest, and voila!!
Now I must admit being a bit underwhelmed when I searched "dog bowl stand DIY" on Pinterest...
There were a few nuggets of inspiration here and there, but so many of them doubled as dog food storage and I don't know about your puppy, but ours can barely handle being on the same level of our house as her dog food let alone in the same room in the basement where it's stored. So keeping the dog food under her actual bowl was a definite no-go.
So after weeks (yes, weeks) of scouring Pinterest, letting the project percolate, and reaching the appropriate level of inspiration saturation, I showed a photo to my husband and announced to him that I'd like him to build a dog bowl stand. Well, actually, I purchased the dog bowls for said stand first, then presented them to my husband as a nudge to, you know, actually make this project happen.
Anyways, if I do say so myself, I am SUPER impressed by the finished project. You could probably google some complicated instructions for something like this, or you could look at a photo like my husband did and just figure it out: some circles, some legs, some supporting crossbars, you get the jist. And possibly the best part was that there was some definite father-in-law/son-in-law garage bonding time over Thanksgiving weekend as they figured out how to make the stand. Oh, to be a fly on the wall.
Hi! I'm the creator of Pot Belly Bird, hailing from Spokane, WA. Here in my blog, I'll tell you about all the fun stuff I'm up to in addition to making cards, like cooking or biking or gardening!