Category Archives: Furniture Finds

Dog Food Bowl Cabinet Ideas

Now that the floating shelves are up and effectively cover all the unattractive necessities on that wall (doorbell box and thermostat) it is time to figure out what to do with the space underneath them.  It’s an odd little space that I’ve never quite known how to handle.  With the shelves in place for a few weeks, they have helped me start to get a better of idea of what I want to do and it involves adding a small cabinet that includes built in dog food bowls.

Our dog’s bowls have been moved no less than three times since we’ve moved into this house, so I think it would be nice to give them a permanent home while making them less noticeable/more attractive at the same time.

The cabinet will have to be on the smaller side like twenty four inches wide at the most and somewhat narrow to fit in line with the pony wall, so I’ve been doing some searching to see what options are out there.

I like this all in one cabinet, but the price tag might be a little too rich for my blood.


I like this one too.  Definitely a DIY option, but I’m not sure I would ever have the drawer closed and it would most likely get in the way.

945add9ca068de72c458a69c7034ca9aunable to find the original source for this one.

This is cool.  You can stash the dog food underneath the bowls.   I could probably build on of these pretty easily.


Definitely like this idea.  A smaller console table modified to fit her dog food bowls would be great.


I like the distressed look of this one and it stashes the food underneath too.  Built tall enough you may not even notice that it’s a dog bowl holder from a distance.  Makes me wish I had more wall space.


Would love to find a small dresser that could be re-worked like this one.  But I don’t often see dressers narrow enough to fit in the space I have available.  Could DIY one, but would so prefer to find something already built that could be modified.


And, my last find looks like the perfect fit for my space.  It’s tall and narrow and almost looks built in.  That would be a nice look.  Maybe I could find a used base kitchen cabinet??


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DIY Side Table Ideas

As I inch nearer to wrapping up our master bedroom, I started thinking about the side tables we have next to the bed.  On the boyfriend’s side he has the farmhouse side table that I built quite some time ago and on my side we have an old end table that was past down from family.  I like both of them, but really want to move the farmhouse side table downstairs next to the front door.  I think it would fit perfectly there.  The old end table I plan to refinish and really like the style, but it  just doesn’t offer enough storage.  I like to keep a few things next to the bed and right now I am constantly knocking things off if I reach for anything in the dark.  So I’d like to find a new home for that too, which would then leave both sides of the bed empty.

I’ve been on the lookout for side tables at the various thrift shops we have up here, but haven’t any luck yet.  If I can’t find anything ready made, I am always open to building something.  Although, I’m not ready to build anything just yet I thought it couldn’t hurt to do some searching and see what others have already created.

I love this knock-off of a restoration hardware side table.  I think it would look good next to our new headboard.  She includes plans to build it on her site too.

printmakers-side-table-pw1Here’s another restoration hardware nightstand that I like too.  It might actually be a little too rustic.  Maybe with different hardware and finish it could work.

shantyThis old filing cabinet made into a table is super cool.  Won’t work in my bedroom, but would love to find a place for it somewhere else in the house.  I see these occasionally at the thrift stores and might just pick one up the next time I spot one.

12I didn’t find a diy for this particular table, but I like the metal wrap and wonder if it would be difficult to replicate the look.

And, last but not least I found this one here. I think this one would work well with our bed and I love the clean, simple lines. This site also includes easy to follow plans to build it – always a plus!

rogue engineer nightstandAfter all my searching I figured out I definitely seem drawn to the cabinet style, probably because I know I want more storage space or maybe because I just really love cabinets.  Who knows.  I still have plenty of time to put more thought into this particular design choice (it’s not like we have no nightstands at the moment), so I will continue to keep all options open.

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