Mud Room or Mutt Room? Woof!

Our mud room has become a doggie bedroom of sorts.

Before we lost our Boxer, Trudy, last summer, her big huge crate filled this corner.

Mud Room Dog Organization

After Izzy (the Shorkie) arrived, we scaled things down a bit – in size, not volume.  If you’d like, pop over and meet Our Pets, Large and Small.

My parents gave me an old wire crate of some sort, an old display fixture from when they owned a gift shop.  I put it to use for organization…Izzy outfits, bows (in the round box), puppy pads, and old pool towels for seat protection in the car.

Organize Puppy Supplies

The rustic bird hooks help corral leashes for Izzy and our outside dog, Suzy.

The puppy pads should probably go…don’t need them anymore.

Pet Supply Shelf

I made the Woof  from an old piece of scrap wood – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in pure white, then sanded and stenciled.  Woof  is for a little chuckle…Izzy couldn’t woof  if she tried.  How about yip?

To achieve the brown blocked edges, tap a loaded 1″ brush against the edge, skip a space about the brush’s width, and tap again.  Just eye-ball it.  No measuring necessary.

Woof Plaque

Handy Builder Dad had an extra cabinet door he wasn’t going to use – a really narrow one.  So, I mounted the Woof plaque on top of the door for a little extra detail and depth.

I made a bed for Izzy out of Painter Artist Mom’s old doll cradle.  Not to reveal her age or anything, let’s just say it’s over 50 years old….  😉

Dog Bed Made From Doll Cradle

How do you make a dog bed out of an old doll cradle?  Attach a strip of wood along each edge to block the curved part of the rocker boards.  Works like a charm – no more rocking.

Making pads out of a plastic tablecloth (clearance at Wally World) protects them from stains.   An old king-sized pillow case covers them all, and it makes for easy laundering.  I removed the pillow case to give you a better view of the cushions.

Does your home have a mutt room?  Does this give you any new ideas?  Share your thoughts in the comments section – I enjoy hearing what you have to say!

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    • says

      Well, does painting a stencil count as true painting? Thanks for the compliment, Jenna. I’m glad you like the bed. It’s the perfect size, too.

  1. says

    Hey there! I’m going to pass this link along to my Mom. She has a dog that she absolutely adores, but the dog’s stuff isn’t very well organized. This would be a great help to her, I think. She doesn’t have a mud room per se, but I think she could organize the little vestibule right off the pool like this. Thanks! Hope you’re having a great weekend!!!
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