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Dog Dining Station

Source: The Martha Stewart Show


  • Wooden stool

  • Compass

  • Drill, with a 3/16-inch bit

  • Jigsaw

  • Primer

  • Paint, in two colors

  • Paintbrush

  • Protective rubber

  • Heavy card stock

  • Spray adhesive

  • Stencil brush


  1. Measure your dog's leg from his paw to his withers. Cut the stool down to that size. Draw two 4 1/2-inch circles with the compass on the face of the stool. Drill a small hole near the perimeter of the circle. Using the jigsaw, set the blade into the hole and cut along the line, repeating for the other circle.

  2. Prime and paint the stool. Allow to dry. Affix protective rubber to the feet of the stool.

  3. Create a stencil out of heavy card stock by drawing the letters of your pet's name and cutting them out, or use a design of your choice. Spray the back of the card stock with spray adhesive and set the stencil in place. Dip your stencil brush into a different color paint than previously used, and gently pounce the brush all along the stencil. Peel it off right away.

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