Every house has some type of eyesore that they must decorate around. Well, I guess if you have no kids, no dogs, and you are able to build your dream house, you may not...but most people have to deal with real life needs that are not so stylish. Mine is the dog crate. I hemmed and hawwed over where to put this monstrosity, and ended up deciding the best place would be the dining room. Here is an old picture with a drawing of where the dog crate went.
If I had about $500 to spend on a dog crate (yeah, right!) I would love to have one of these beauties. Alas, I am not able to justify that type of money for a dog crate.
In my dream home, I would love to have a built in dog crate like some of these! Even a piece of furniture converted into a dog crate would be awesome. However, I don't really have the room for one of these type of things where I live right now. It makes a dog crate much less of an eyesore though!
So, what is my solution??? A fabric dog crate cover. Lucky really dislikes his crate, and it makes his "Mommy" and "Daddy" so sad to put him in it when we leave for work. Unfortunately, he will mess if we don't put him in there. However, perhaps it will feel more inviting if I turned it into one of these. I would not mind putting one of these in our bedroom or living room, as it would blend into the decor. AND this is something I can make. PROOOOO-JECT! Yay! Haha! Now, for those that do not sew, I think these thing are kinda pricey. They are around $130-$150. However, I think I could probably make one for $30-$50 depending on the fabric. This is going on the list whenever I decide where I am going to put this thing.