We built this dog house for our two Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix doggies. They have to be crated when we are not home and when we sleep. They get into trouble otherwise, it is the nature of their breed. We used to have 2 metal crates for them but our younger dog, Chloe, always went into Goldie's crate with her. Now they are best buds and like to sleep together. When I saw this piece on Ana White’s website I just knew I had to build it. I found the blue damask pillow bed at TJ Maxx last year. They absolutely love their new “house”.
It took me a year to build. I know sad right! I had some issues early on with non-straight wood cracking and splitting, so I handed my project over to my husband where it sat in the honey-do graveyard for quite some time. By the time he did major sanding, filling and gluing, I had lost my mojo and moved onto other projects. I finally picked this back up in the fall and started painting it.
It was painted for a good couple of months before we finally attached the door and hinges.
I met someone in real life who used to read my blog and they inspired me to write again. Thanks this is such a good outlet as long as I don’t go project crazy or let let the green eyed monster take me over.
I stopped blogging because it became tedious to me. I felt like I had to link up to parties and keep going, going, going on projects. Also, 2011 was one of those years. We decided to take our house off the market (for now). We had a tragic death in our family and traveled to NY 3 times since it happened. We no longer could afford for me to stay home and homeschool, so now I am working and homeschooling. To top that off my husband had a major career change and also co-homeschools with me. I hope in 2012 we get it all figured out and lose some of the daily craziness.
I am going to have a post about everything that went wrong with this project and how we fixed it.Linked to: