Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dog Food Container Courtesy of Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs strikes again.  They’ve gone ahead and come out with another catalog full of great things to either buy or imitate.  I have no money, so I imitate.  It stinks to be poor.  Pooh!

My husband has a dog.  The relationship between the dog and I is, at best, considered complicated.  We live to dislike each other, yet we look out for each other.  It’s a little weird.  She protects me and I feed and shelter her in return. 

Because of this mutual dislike, I don’t think to prettify any of her things, however, in the Ballard catalog there were these cute dog food containers that were just simply adorable!  I liked these so much that I decided to put our differences aside and make it for her. 

Remember these cans from here, well that’s what I decided to use.  They were just the right shape and all I had to use was spray paint.  No brainer, right?  Duh!  I shot the can with some white primer first to cover up the lettering and then I hit it with Rustoleum’s heirloom white spray paint. 

Since the lid on the original Ballard dog food container was black, I decided to make mine black too.  I just hit it with ruddy brown primer and then with Rustoleum’s satin black paint. 
The lettering on the can was done on my Silhouette machine using text that resembled the original. 

I think it came out so CUTE!  Now my baby daddy’s dawg has a great place to keep her nom noms.  Oh and the cost of this was…you guessed it FREE!  Here is the Ballard Designs original.  Here is mine:

All is well in the evolution of home bubble. 

Nydia 8)


  1. What a great container. I've seen a few of these lately. I'm still waiting to find a container that will hold a 50 pound bag of dog food. (the joys of having 2 large dogs:)

  2. So Cute! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome!

  3. @Jamie

    Our lab/chow mix gets his food purchased by the 50lb bags too. We found a great medium size galvanized trash can at a hometown hardware. The big home improvement stores just dont carry these. While we have the can with the food stored neatly, the painting is still on my to do list!



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