While I was cutting the glass for the tv centre, my room-mate decided to ‘whip together’ an idea I had which would solve a couple of problems. It gelled from a DIY project I saw at Addicted 2 Decorating where Kristi transformed a small desk into a pet station.
With all this furniture-building experience, my room-mate has the cutting, clamping, & screwing down pat — bing, bang, boom, & he had this little baby built for me.
Lady Daisy May is a sloppy drinker — she leaves puddles all around the water dish! 😦 The dog dishes were beside the table — where the microwave had to sit because there’s not enough room for it on the counters.
So, whenever I used the microwave, I’d step in one of Miss Sloppy’s water puddles. 😦 😦 The small 1/2-moon mat I got from Home Hardware helped a lot — but I still had to step around the dishes when using the microwave.
The bottom part fits the 5-gallon dog food & water dishes [the water one broke so a glass dish is there for now]. The little shelf is perfect for dog brushes, collars, etc. — I also put a spare set of pot holders there for the microwave.
The top places the microwave at the right height so Pardus can come in using his window with the fancy cat ladder. I wasn’t originally thinking his food dish would fit there but it leaves the window free & keeps him off the table so . . .
Of course Pardus is not so sure of this — he prefers to eat well away from the dogs. 😐 But I’m quite pleased. These custom units are really helping me organize this small place — as well as looking quite pretty. 🙂