You see our problem. This was something like the 15th bed I have purchased this mutt of ours, and I was done. I thought I was doing the right thing by providing this creature that we have allowed to terrorize our lives with a soft place to sleep at night…our dog trainer told us he was tearing the bed up because he wanted it out of his cage. And since our dog trainer claims to be friends with Cesar “The Dog Whisperer” (I mean really), I guess I will trust him.
So this leads me to the point of this post: Mr. Darcy needed something that was less easy to destroy. I have no doubt that he will eventually ruin his next resting place (which might find him at his final resting place sooner than he thinks) but we are going to give it a shot.
My carpenter found a random, unused piece of MDF in our storage room, and he cut it down to the perfect size for the dog’s kennel.
Next enters Annie Sloan’s chalk paint. I painted the first layer with Annie’s paint color, Provence. The second coat of paint is, Graphite.
After applying both colors, I used one of Melanie Royal’s stencils that I had around the house from a previous project, to give the board some spice. Are you wondering why I am doing all of this for a board that is going in the bottom of my dog’s kennel? So am I.
My darling 8 year old recorded the process of how I used the stencil with the chalk paint:
And here is the finished board:
Doesn’t Mr. Darcy look thrilled and appreciative:
He was so thankful for my efforts that he did this to one of the most divine pair of shoes that have ever been created:
Literally, the same day I provided him with his new and improved place to rest his head; he thanked me with this criminal act of injustice that I do not think can ever be forgiven. All this to say, both the board and the dog are for sale…at least for the day, until my anger subsides.
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