DIY Pet Feeding Station (Dresser Makeover)

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Turn an old dresser into a pet feeding station! It’s easy and keeps your pet’s area nice and neat!
This project started with an old dresser that didn't have much use any more!
First thing was to decide what drawers were staying and which I was going to remove. Then I removed all the unnecessary pieces. Then I made any necessary repairs and thoroughly cleaned it! Then it was time to paint!
After everything was deconstructed and cleaned up it was time to paint! I used two coats of chalk paint followed by two coats of wax. Then it was time to build a shelf to hold the food and water bowls. Using a piece of particle board I traced around a plate the size of the bowls interior.
Next, using a scroll saw I cut out holes where the bowls go. After I cut them out it was time to cover the shelf. I chose to cover the shelf holding the bowls with a vinyl table-cloth so that I could easily wipe the area around them/ Alternately you could paint it, the choice is yours.
After covering the shelf you'll want to cut out holes where the bowls will go! Now its time to make a bin to hold the food. Now it would have been terribly convenient if I could have found a nice plastic tote that would have fit perfectly in the drawer… but I didn’t. So I cut one to fit. First I traced the edges with a sharpie then used a hacksaw to cut through it.
Once your finished it's time to put it all together! Put the plastic tote in the drawer and fill it with food, I left space for other pet items to store everything all in one place!
Slide the drawer in place, sit the shelf in place and then insert the bowls!
And your finished! A beautiful and functional piece for your home and pets! Make sure to check out the whole, more detailed, tutorial on my blog!
Suggested materials:
  • Dressser
  • Chalk Paint
  • Chalk Paint Wax
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  • Jay Jay on Oct 02, 2016
    What did you use to clean the wood please? I need something strong, but gentle to my bands & the enviorment. Thank you

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  • Alanna Alanna on Aug 01, 2017
    This is awesome. I have two cats and one always likes to sit and eat higher up than his brother. I don't leave food out all day....they get fed once in the morning and once in the evening. This is a great way to reuse a piece of furniture. Thanks for the smart idea.

  • Em Em on Oct 22, 2019

    Maybe for a tiny dog, but I don't think it makes any sense for anything larger. I don't think they would "enjoy" sticking their head in an enclosed area to eat. Sure when an animal is hungry they do what they have to but would probably prefer and open area. Getting the cat food up where the dog can't reach it, is a good idea though.