As the house needs quite a bit of work still and we can’t afford to tackle it all at once, at the moment we’re trying to make the rooms we’re having to live with as they are look nice. Which means working with what we have. And unfortunately in some rooms there are things we need to keep in them that maybe aren’t the most attractive objects to have around and with the the make do rooms – it’s a challenge to make things look nice!
One of these is the dog crate*. It sits in the corner of the dining room and acts as Flash’s safe spot when he’s feeling like he needs a bit of space from everything, but crates aren’t very nice to look at are they, so I thought I’d try and make it a little prettier.
Now, this might not be the most technical diy post, but hopefully you can follow it. Just one note I’ll add – our crate has two doors to it and even though we rarely use one of them, I still wanted to make a cover that would allow for them both to be opened so the sides on our crate cover aren’t fixed together, but you could easily adapt yours so that the sides were permanently fixed together.
- A tape measure,
- Sewing machine or some wonderweb and an iron (you can probably do this with minimal sewing)
- Enough fabric to cover your crate – I used spotty fabric from Clarke and Clarke.
- Some ribbons for ties.
|3rd? Only 3rd? My little fur face is cuter than 3rd place right!|
- The first piece will be measurement #3 wide, and the length of #1 (x2) and 2 added together – mine was 52cm wide and 192cm long (58 + 58 + 76), plus a couple of cm’s each side.
- The second piece will be measurement 2 wide and 1 (x2) and 3 long – mine was 76cm wide and 168cm long (58 + 58 + 52) again plus a couple of cm each side.
So, I hope this has made sense. If you have any questions, please just ask!