Vintage Soda Crate Dog Feeder!
I ventured into the garage one Sunday, determined to make raised dog feeders for both of them. I quickly realized I didn’t have the right boards on hand and was too lazy to go to Lowes. …and then I spotted it. The Oklahoma Beverage Co. vintage crate that Christy gave me. Oh happy day! I had an idea!
Here’s a run-down on how I did it:
First, I found a piece of scrap plywood I had lying around and cut it to the appropriate size for my crate. Then, I traced circles on the boards for my silver dog bowls. Using a drill, I created starter-holes to make it easier to cut the circles out with my jigsaw. Easy Peasy! Then I stained both sides of the plywood with Minwax Express Color Wiping Stain in Crimson to match the worn red lettering on the crate. I attached plates to the bottom and screwed in the bun feet. Staining them with Minwax Weathered Oak gave them the perfect aged tone to complement the crate without competing. I attached the top with hinges just in case someone wanted to store things inside or make it easier to clean/dust.
…and when all was said and done:
and insert cute lab. Thanks Quinn for being our model.
Just what you’re looking for? It’s for sale on ETSY! Snag this Vintage Soda Crate Dog Feeder before someone else does! If you’re close to St. Louis (or Tulsa, Oklahoma) and interested in purchasing, shoot me an email. Depending on timing, you could pick up in St. Louis or Tulsa and save the shipping fee!
Such a great dog feeder to add a little vintage character to your pooch’s mealtime!