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!