We gave my Son a puppy for Christmas, and her favorite game is tipping over food and water bowls. I googled all the advice on how to stop a dog from tipping her bowl over, but nothing worked.

 I’d almost given up on my quest for the “Untippable Dog Bowl” when my Husband came up with a genius idea. This DIY Dog Feeding Station was once an end table.

 

 

How To Make the DIY Dog Feeding Station:

To make the stand, we measured the height of the dog, and cut the legs off the table for the proper height. Then we got 2 bowls from the pet store, and measured the holes to fit.

 I lightly sanded to remove some of the loose factory finish, then put a coat of Dixie Belle Slick Stick to make sure this paint was going to be tough enough for her sharp puppy paw nails.  Now for the fun part!

Since I had 2 of these end tables, I want to share how I did the 2 different looks. I will also include a full video tutorial, if you prefer to watch as well as read the steps. 

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Alice In Wonderland Dog Feeding Station:

 For the Alice In Wonderland Dog Feeding Station, I used a blending technique called the “Olde World Swirl” to achieve the smoky look. Starting with the darkest colors at the edge, I blended Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar, Mason Dixon Gray, Manatee Gray, & Fluff. Then painted the Harlequin Checker Design around the edges, leaving the legs all Caviar.

 I also used Wood U Bend Moldings that I painted to match, adding Dixie Belle Gemstone Mousse in “Diamond” to the center molding to give it a mirror effect.

 After waiting 24 hours for the paint to dry, it’s ready for the transfers to be applied. For the design, I used the new “Alice In Wonderland Transfer” from the Belles & Whistles line by Dixie Belle Paint. They have a quick release without leaving those dreaded halos, and the colors compliment the paint just right.

You can find the Alice In Wonderland Transfers here: https://bit.ly/3cwePH9

 

 

You can watch how I applied them all in about 30 minutes by clicking here:  Link for applying the transfers:    https://www.facebook.com/357827364344791/videos/946375659436747

To apply, peel off the white paper backing and carefully place the transfer where you want the design. Using a transfer tool, rub back and forth over the design. While rubbing, gently lift the transfer, starting at one corner. Rub and lift at the same time to “release” the image.

 Once you’ve done that, it is very important to “burnish” the design by rubbing over it with your fingers. Burnishing the design will get rid of air bubbles or halos, and help it to adhere properly.

 Wait 24 hours, then seal with Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in Satin. I used 3 coats to make the surface durable enough to stand up to every day use.

 

 For the Boho Dog Food Feeding Station, I used the same “Olde World Swirl” technique with a brown palette, giving it a rich leather look.

 Starting with the darker colors around the edges, I blended Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Coffee Bean, Chocolate, Putty and Sandbar. The design was created using the “Boho Soul” Transfers from the Belles and Whistles line by Dixie Belle Paint.

You can find the Boho Soul Transfers here: https://bit.ly/31sSm7D

 

 

 

You can see how I did the “Olde World Swirl” blending technique on both stands here:  https://www.facebook.com/1679886248717665/videos/1147964552318266

Watch here to see our puppy using her new bowl! https://fb.watch/4wjsfEp9HG/

Products Used for Alice In Wonderland Dog Feeding Station:

Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar, Mason Dixon Gray, Manatee Gray, & Fluff:  https://dixiebellepaint.com/?aff=71

Dixie Belle Gemstone Mousse in Diamond:  https://bit.ly/3cwuR3L

Dixie Belle Slick Stick:  https://bit.ly/31uuEZ6

Dixie Belle Gator Hide:  https://bit.ly/2PzQneT

Dixie Belle Satin Clear Coat :  http://bit.ly/33l7VgX

Wood U-bend Moldings:   https://bit.ly/3clyman

Alice In Wonderland Transfers by Dixie Belle Paint: https://bit.ly/3cwePH9

Products used for Boho Soul Dog Food Feeding Station:

Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Coffee Bean, Chocolate, Putty and Sandbar: https://dixiebellepaint.com/?aff=71

Wood U Bend Moldings:  https://bit.ly/3clyman

Dixie Belle Slick Stick:  https://bit.ly/31uuEZ6

Dixie Belle Gator Hide:  https://bit.ly/2PzQneT

Dixie Belle Satin Clear Coat:  http://bit.ly/33l7VgX

Boho Soul Transfers by Dixie Belle Paint: https://bit.ly/31sSm7D

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