Happy Monday, Friends! Today my husband and I are working on a special fun project in our powder room. (more on that later in the week!) But over the weekend I dug through some moving boxes in search of a few goodies. And I finally found what I was looking for! Some attractive dog food containers!
As you know by now, we are in the process of redoing the Summer Kitchen, or as we like to call it, our “Butler’s Pantry”. Sadly, there is no butler. But there is a Dell and Brad! And Lacey. Lacey is our adorable golden retriever who is fed in this space. I want to make this area as attractive as possible, especially once the pantry in complete. (For more on our Butler’s Pantry remodel see here: Butler’s Pantry in Progress…) I keep Lacey’s food on top of the washer and dryer, which is also located in the Butler’s Pantry. Between the large dog food containers and the clutter, it leaves little room for actually folding laundry.
Our ultimate goal is to prepare and serve people food in this room and the surface on top of the washer and dryer is prime real estate. I’m thinking this would be a nice spot for serving desserts? These are the old treat and dog food containers. Large, right? And not that attractive.
I wanted to use something smaller and something we already had on hand to use as Lacey’s food and treat storage. (Thanks to Loafi-aka “Living on a fixed income”) I remembered the clear glass containers I had in storage and knew they would work perfectly! These jars previously lived in my gift wrap station at our last house. I had bows in the large jar and tags in the smaller jar. I found these glass jars on Amazon. The larger one is a two gallon jar and the smaller is a one gallon jar. ( Anchor Hocking Glass Jars here )
Here is the old gift wrap station. I loved this little spot in our last house. Sigh. I plan to recreate it at some point in our new house. Baby steps. ( Gift Wrapping Dispenser here )
And no creative space would be complete without a crystal chandelier!
Anyway, I had to dig through several moving boxes to find the jars. As luck would have it, the lids were in a different box. But, I found them. I washed out the jars and filled them. Because the jars are clear, we can easily see when the food and treats are running low. The jars take up less space and are more attractive. Both a plus! (Photo credit of Lacey-Judy Murphy, her former baby sitter. We miss you, Judy!)
A pretty silver scoop measures her food perfectly. Nothing but the best for our girl!
Here’s Lacey relaxing and patiently waiting for her next meal. Or some treats. An 80 pound girl requires lots of five cal. treats!
A before and after of Lacey’s food station/storage. I have a feeling she doesn’t care one way or another, but for her Momma, the new containers look much better, and take up less space. The old tin container will hold bulk food storage in the garage. The new one will be more esthetically pleasing and tuck away in the cabinets above when we need extra counter space. Win-win! These glass jars also make great storage for sugar, flour, cookies and any other condiments or food storage. (Or for Christmas bows!)
Little by little, the Butler’s pantry is coming together. I have a feeling Bradford and Dell will be painting the cabinet in this room. I should be tickled by this, since this IS a DIY blog, however, I’m thinking this is slightly above my pay grade. Where is the Magic Cabinet Fairy when you need her? I’ll keep you posted! xoxo Dell