Brian & Kaylor
Brian & Kaylor
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Dog Food Storage Armoire


For those of you with dogs, you know that there needs to be a designated area in the home where their food, toys, bones and other random items stay. Our waterfront cottage does not have a lot of storage. Closets are decent but on the small side and we do not have any extra storage space in the laundry closet.
I had a hard time adjusting to having such a small laundry space when we first moved. I was
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You would never know that the bird's egg blue armoire in our living room is storing all the dogs' stuff. The picture below shows what it looked like before. Big, brown and dated. This is not a solid wood piece. The door and drawer fronts are plastic molds that had some scratches and were badly discolored so I painted it.
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This is what was behind the doors. I removed the dividers and sanded the area smooth.
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
That space now hides a plastic storage bin that holds about 30lbs of food.
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
The drawer under the food stores leashes, shampoo, brushes and medicines.
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
The next drawer holds extra leashes, collars and their life jackets. Yes, they have life jackets.
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The bottom drawer has their food dishes. I added a wood top to the drawer then cut out round holes to hold the bowls. They just sit in the holes so I can easily remove the bowls to wash them. I love this! No more bowls being left out or licked across the floor.
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
They are in a great routine with this. As soon as I pull out the drawer they sit and wait. I put their food in the bowls, close the top up, and then say ok. That is their sign to eat.
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When they are finished eating, I just push the drawer back in. All gone. That easy. This armoire is next to one of our couches and is one of the first things you see when you walk into our home. No one would never guess there is dog food and such being stored in the pretty piece of furniture.
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
You can see the armoire in the bottom left of the picture below.
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
It is near the entrance of the dining room. The blue is a great contrast to the wood tones in the table and buffet and with the neutral couch. I love this color.
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
dog food storage armoire, painted furniture, pets animals, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
This is one of my favorite makeovers that I have done for our home. We use it at least twice a day. I love that it is easy to use and eliminates clean up for me plus it is pretty to look at.
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  • Teresa Ross
    on Jan 18, 2016

    What brand and color is this paint? I love it and want to do a dresser and mirror in it!

    • Brian & Kaylor
      on Jan 18, 2016

      @Teresa Ross Its Benjamin Moore Bird's Egg (2051-60). Its one of my favorites. :)

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