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I am working on my daughter’s bedroom and decided to make a trip to my local thrift store to see if I could find something I liked. I found a few things that would fit in there, and I also found this piece of wood.
I think it was part of a shelf, and I love scrap wood because it can be used for different projects so I bought it too because I had been thinking for a while to make a leash holder for our dog and bunny. No more looking for them around the house!
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I started by painting the wood board with some milk paint leftover I had from another project I was working on.
With the first layer it doesn’t look too good, but always the second layer does the magic!
While the second layer was drying, I took a dog paw stencil I did some time ago and designed a new one for our bunny.
Then I took an old paint brush and some black acrylic paint, unloaded as much paint as I could in a paper plate and started stenciling. I didn’t secure the stencil because it was small and fast to do, but you can secure it to the wood with some painter’s tape if you want.
When the paw was dry, I did the same with the ears. I had some cabinet pulls from somewhere and decided to use them as hooks. The leashes are thin so the pulls should suffice.
I varnished them to protect from sun and rain, and hanged our new leash holder in our front door.
It’s nice to have everything in its place and be able to find what we are looking for AT the very moment we are looking for it… which doesn’t happen too frequently in our home.
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