Upcycled Ombre DIY Dog Feeder
Copy: Serena Faber Nelson
Photography: Serena Faber Nelson
Styling: Serena Faber Nelson
My favourite kind of DIYs? The ones that are simple, easy and only take a few steps to complete. This DIY Dog Feeder tutorial ticks all those boxes!
During my holiday spring clean, I came across this old duck board that had been used for a myriad of things over the course of 7 plus years in our current home. I was getting ready to pop it in the recycling pile, when I had an idea:
This mat could be the perfect feeder to stop Soda’s food and water bowls sliding and scratching the floor. Plus I recently read, the less a dog has to lean down to eat, the easier their digestion.
But I couldn’t have some raggedy old duck board that has lived on the back porch gathering cobwebs for the last year get pride of place. No it needed some dressing up. Enter the DIY Ombre Pet Feeder. Here’s the DIY in 4 simple steps.
Old or new duckboard.
Sandpaper (if board is old).
Paint in your favourite colour.
Craft paint sealer.
DIY Dog Feeder – DIRECTIONS
1. Sand down your old duckboard to get a smooth finish to the wooden slats on top. Clean off all residue. (You don’t need to do this if board is new.)
2. Mix your paints – to get the ombre effect you’ll need the full colour for Slat #1, a light shade (your original colour mixed with white) for Slat #2 and white paint for Slat #3. Feel free to experiment if you want to paint every slat. I just liked the rustic feel by leaving the remaining slats.
3. Coat each slat with a number of coats, allowing each coat to fully dry before the next, until you reach desired coverage.
4. Apply a craft paint sealant to all painted slats.
Couldn’t be easier! A quick, fun and easy way to brighten up your pet’s feeding station without blowing the bank.