Elevated Dog Bowls in Repurposed Trunk
A few years ago, Tyler and I made an elevated dog feeder from an old trunk I bought at the Goodwill. It’s made from plywood so when our St. Bernard would drink, the water would drip into the trunk and settle on top the trunk. This turned the bottom wood of the trunk black every once in a while, which I would wipe down with bleach water. The top of the trunk would bubble a little with water damage.
So, I revamped it with vinyl table cloth fabric from the fabric store. I chose a black-white-and-gray gingham style to go in our gray dining room.
This was pretty easy. All I did was cut the fabric and use a staple gun to adhere it to the trunk.
For the sides, I folded it like you would to wrap a present. Just make sure the fabric is really tight.
I cut the circle part where the bowls would sit in a way that would still protect the wood rim from water damage.
Why elevate your dog bowls?
It is recommended that large dog breeds should have bowls that are 15″-20″ high. This helps them have good posture. It’s also best for digesting food when their head is above their stomach. This also reduces strain on their necks and joints when eating or drinking.
Then, I went to IKEA and bought some accessories for this area. If you haven’t figured out by now, yes, I am that kind of dog owner.
Tyler is too. We love our fur-son. Tyler was the one who bought this sign for ‘me’ actually.
The gray bath mat is from IKEA and helps soak up the water that ineveitably drips from Sherman’s mouth each time he drinks. Every time.
The black garbage can next to the trunk is from IKEA too and holds his dog food.
What cool elevated dog trunk ideas have you seen? Or made? Comment below!