I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been doing quite a few pet-related posts lately, because we’re now up to two dogs, a geriatric cat, and a hamster. There has to be a system in place, or chaos (and animal hair) reigns!
I saw the cutest idea on Pinterest, by TidyMom, and knew I’d have to try it. She spray painted a big old popcorn tin and made a dog food container that looks just as good as the Ballard Designs one that I’ve been eyeing (that goes for $50 a pop).
I hit Goodwill last week and they had tons of these tins for $0.99 each. The price was right! Here’s what I started out with:
I’m sure my neighbors laugh at me, because the grass in my backyard is always spray-painted in a variety of colors!
I covered the Holy Family with two coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray paint, but of course any old color would do to suit your decor. The chalkboard paint means that you can stop there, and just write your pooch’s name on the can.
I decided to take it a step further, and used my Silhouette CAMEO and some white vinyl to cut out a white dog bone (purchased from the Silhouette store for $0.99) with Sunny’s name cut out in the middle (Boyz R Gross font–one of my favorites). I love how it turned out!
This is a slightly smaller tin that I wanted and would be better for a small dog or a cat, but it works for now and I will keep looking for a great big one. I suppose if you had two big dogs who ate the same food, which I don’t, you could buy one of those great big metal trash cans and use that.
Add a decorative scoop to jazz it up a bit:
If you haven’t checked out my repurposed shutters-turned-dog-gate, click here to see another cute doggie project.
Thanks to Cheryl (aka TidyMom) for the Pinspiration, and thanks for stopping by!