I couldn’t help but have a funny title for this post. Lol. We’ve had so much fun this past week and a half with our new puppy that I just had to create a cute little DIY just for him! He is a doll, and although he’s a tad bitey (since he’s teething) and sometimes likes to hump our legs, we love him to bits. What I discovered with having new puppy is that it’s a lot like having a new baby and with a new baby comes a lot of gear. I needed somewhere to put all his “puppy stuff” that we seem to have amassed and I wanted it to be stylish… hence… Doggy Style.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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For this month’s Thrift Store Upcycle, I did two projects. I created a fun little sign for our kitchen and a matching basket for all the puppy gear.
Meet Gus. He is the most handsome little Saint Bernard I ever did see (IMO).
Here is what I started off with. An old picture frame, a basket and a cute pillow case. Total cost was under $10.00.
I started by taking the frame apart and then spray painted the inner and outer frame in a creamy white colour.
The matting got a fabric treatment once I cut up the pillow case and secured it to the matte using fabric spray adhesive.
This frame didn’t come with any glass, but I did have an unused piece of picture frame glass in the craft stash, so I painted it using chalk paint and then picked up these cute letters at Michaels (using a 50% off coupon).
And there you have it. A fun little puppy sign. Once Gus gets to be fully house broken, we can use this as a menu board or a message board too.
Personally, I think this sign is hilarious, but I’m weird like that… I think it speaks to the reality of having a puppy. They are going to have accidents for sure.
For my next little doggy style DIY, I started by spray painting the basket using the same white spray paint I used on the picture frame.
I wanted to line the basket with the grey and white fabric, so I cut it into strips and hot glued it in place.
Next, I fit the oval shape in the bottom of the basket and trimmed it up to fit perfectly. I then hot glued it in place, which joined all the fabric pieces together.
A little name tag was tied to the front for fun, his toys and supplies were added and I call this project DONE!
Looks way better than the plastic pet store bag we had been storing everything in. Lol.
See you next time my friends,
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