Today, we’re sharing how to make a pet feeding station from a stock cabinet for Week 2 of the One Room Challenge!
As always, a special thank you to Linda, creator of the One Room Challenge and media partners Better Homes and Gardens and the Home Love Network for sponsoring the 2018 Fall One Room Challenge.
It’s been a crazy busy week and yet thankfully a productive week too, you guys. We’re hoping we’ll be able to keep this pace up because there is still so much to do.
The accessories and supplies for the pantry and kitchen refresh are starting to roll in now which has been fun. That being said, the house is a total DISASTER, so we need to create a holding area for all the overflow. I think the piles are going to drive us bananas and quickly get out of control if we don’t keep them in check ha ha.
We decided to start working on the pantry first which meant all the food, dishes, party supplies and the old pet feeding station had to be removed. The pantry has officially been given a fresh coat of paint and the stenciling is going well too.
To be perfectly honest, the old pet feeding station worked well for over two years. As the needs of our senior dogs started to change though (read more medicine and different food prep each day), the pet feeding station just became too small to hold everything. It was also too low to the ground which wasn’t a huge deal, but it did make it somewhat uncomfortable to prep their food from the feeding station each day.
Originally, I shopped our house and thought we’d be able to use this piece as our new pet feeding station but as you can see it was way too big.
I mean, you could barely walk around in the pantry.
So, then I thought we could use this piece. I mean, those baskets hold our produce anyway. But it was too deep.
I was headed to town to look for something else that might work when my bestie S called to say the “perfect cabinet with shelves and everything” was at our local home improvement store.
There was one catch though…it didn’t have a top…
Ok, so, no worries, right? We were totally about to create a top from all the leftover wood we have in the garage.
I painted the cabinet portion of the pet feeding station in Valspar’s Bistro White
gave the top a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen. I also used a mix of white and dark furniture paste wax to create a rustic farmhouse feel.
and distressed the front of the cabinet a bit.
We chose a super simple handle for the front of the pet feeding station because there will be a lot going on with the French Bee stencil and the walk-in pantry is fairly small.
One of the things I’m most excited about this cabinet is the extra shelf and storage space. They are definitely appreciated! I still need to figure out what kind of baskets we’re going to use but as you can see it’s going to make organizing everything from toys to food to pet supplies so much easier.
Another feature I’m excited about is that we decided to add casters to the bottom of the cabinet, so the pet feeding station could be easily moved. This will come in handy whenever we need to get to the party drawers in the pantry.
Now that we’ve had a pet feeding station for a few years, I can’t imagine going without one. Honestly, it’s so easy to keep all their food, toys, and leashes organized and in one place.
I know some of you might have mischievous pets that could easily open a cabinet like this so keep that in mind if you decide to make something like this too. As always, any kind of medication should be kept out of reach from both pets and children.
Thankfully, we’ll be able to close the door to the pantry, so our sweet pups won’t have access to our pet feeding station. Not that there’s anything mischievous going on right now, anyway, mind you.
That’s all the progress we have for this week!