DIY pet toy storage

Just a quick DIY today, guys! I wanted to share the pet toy storage solution I came up with for our Chocolate Boston Terrier, Annabelle, and her many, MANY toys.
We’d been using a nice dark wicker basket but she occasionally chewed on it (!!!) and I decided she needed to have something where I wouldn’t care about the odd tooth-mark.
(Plus, she’s super-short so she’d constantly knock the basket over so her toys would spill out and she could see what she wanted to play with. That was … fun.)
So I bought a low crate from Michaels (after, seriously, YEARS of wanting to buy one but not coming up with a good use for one) and a handful of white wooden letters.
DIY dog toy box {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY dog toy box {Heather’s Handmade Life}

Then I dipped a brush into a light grey paint (“Putty” by Fusion Mineral Paint) and went over the whole crate.

I wasn’t going for full coverage because I wanted it to look casual and farmhouse-y, of course.

Then I put a smidgen of black paint (“Coal Black” by Fusion Mineral Paint) on a clean brush and very, very lightly dry-brushed the wood — focusing especially on the edges — to make it look dirty and interesting.

DIY dog toy box {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY dog toy box {Heather’s Handmade Life}

To add the letters, I used a dab of No More Nails on the back of each one.

DIY dog toy box {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY dog toy box {Heather’s Handmade Life}
The finished dog-toy crate looks great in the living room, and it’s low enough that our teeny Annabelle can easily reach to the bottom.
DIY dog toy box {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY dog toy box {Heather’s Handmade Life}
This means she doesn’t (and can’t) knock the crate over to get to the toys in the bottom. Instead of picking up ALL of her toys every day, I only have to pick up five or six.
#WINNING #dogmomlife
DIY dog toy box {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY dog toy box {Heather’s Handmade Life}

“I do not haz too many toys. I haz too few.”

“Hmmm, what do I want to play with today? The Happy Meal stuffy? Or the OTHER Happy Meal stuffy? Or the stuffy I stole from the human children? So many decisionz.”

So what do you think?

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