Chow Down

Chow Down
Someone somewhere once said something to the effect of this: “Everything in your home should be either beautiful or functional.” Not sure who said that, Nate Berkus maybe? Anyway, I like that quote and tried to think of things in my house that are not beautiful … what about paper plates!! Oh, wait, functional….” and I played that game with myself for a while.

But isn’t it great when something functional can be made beautiful too? Erin from The Impatient Gardener and her husband have some rather substantially sized dogs who require sturdy, sizable bowls. The bowls got the job done, but they weren’t the most attractive things in the kitchen. So with some leftover teak and holly boat flooring (don’t we all have piles of that lying around, right?) Erin’s husband fashioned a classy dog dining solution! Looks super!



  1. October 22, 2010 / 8:15 PM

    “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

  2. October 23, 2010 / 1:37 AM

    Oh my new monster pups could use this!!Very nice

  3. October 23, 2010 / 1:12 PM

    I think it’s funny how all of a sudden we worry about big dogs bending over. Since it hurts my neck I can sympathize. This is a beautiful solution for the doggy’s problem. 🙂

  4. October 23, 2010 / 3:22 PM

    My pups would be jealous!

  5. October 23, 2010 / 8:03 PM

    This made me crack up because the first time I read it I thought you said “EveryONE in your home should be either beautiful or functional.” Think about that…! 🙂

  6. October 24, 2010 / 12:32 AM

    That is so weird but we are going to do the same thing, well minus the boat flooring!

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