12 Fun and Easy DIY Pet Accessories: Toys, Leashes, Collars -- and More!

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2013

It's raining cats and dogs! Or, cat and dog accessories anyhow. Check out these easy DIY pet projects -- most can be made in a single afternoon -- and let us know which one your furry friend would fancy!  … Continue Reading

21102 views | Comments (1)

How To: Make a Modern Dip-Dyed Rope Dog Leash

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2013

Colorful rope dog leads have been all the rage in the pet accessories world lately -- and I am obsessed! But, with prices ranging anywhere from $70 to over $150, they're a little outside most people's "dog stuff" budgets. If you'd still like to get your paws on a stylish leash for your pooch (in whatever color your heart desires) without breaking the bank, give this easy DIY rope leash project a… Continue Reading

13601 views | Comments (11)

How to: Easy DIY Paw Print Wall Art

By: Faith-towers Jun 20, 2013

Want to dedicate some wall space to your dog or cat? Not too keen on cheesy pet portraits? Well, I have just the answer for you - make a custom print using some non-toxic paint and your pet's… Continue Reading

4250 views | Comments (2)

Roundup: 6 Very Cool and DIYable Cat Trees

By: Diy maven Jun 20, 2013

Kitties love to climb, so what better way to treat your feline fur-children than to make them a kitty tree? These six ideas range from easy to more advanced on the DIY scale, but all are sensational in their own way. 

Love this creation from Meow Cat. The instructions are slim, but it seems easy enough to make for the a woodworker with the right tools. The circles and cat-head shapes give it personality, don't you think?

Continue Reading
17852 views | Comments (3)

How To: Make a DIY Hammock-Style Dog Car Seat Cover

By: Capreek Jun 19, 2013

Car rides with your pooch can be fun, but if your furry friend is leaving behind more hair than you can handle, it might be time to get a car seat cover! Instead of spending loads of money, though, why not give this DIY version a… Continue Reading

3950 views | Comments (2)

Make It: Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2013

The dog days of summer are fast approaching! Keep your favorite four-legged friend cool with some homemade doggie ice cream. With only 3 simple, all-natural ingredients, this homemade treat is a cinch to make and will leave your dog begging for more!… Continue Reading

8051 views | Comments (6)

Roundup: 10 Simple Pet Toy Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Jun 06, 2013

My pup Charlie goes through toys quickly. And I mean really quickly. What can I say? The dog loves to play. So I've found that the best option is to make toys and games for him. Here are a few of my favorites, along with some great toys for your feline friends as… Continue Reading

4350 views | Comments (2)

Curbly Shopping Guide: 20 Cool Products for Pets!

By: Capreek Jun 05, 2013

June is kids and pets month here at Curbly which, as a self-proclaimed "Crazy Dog Lady" makes me really happy! While I love all animals and pets, today I'm focusing on the furry kind: cats and dogs. Check out my top ten picks for each and give your four-legged friends something to really bark (or purr)… Continue Reading

2600 views | Comments (1)

Roundup: 10 Modern Birdhouses and Feeders!

By: Capreek Apr 09, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

One of my favorite things about spring is watching the world come alive, from new buds on the trees to a flurry of avian activity in our yard. Celebrate the season and gives all those birds something to really talk about with one of these unique houses or feeders!… Continue Reading

1423 views | Comments (1)

Make It: A Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed

By: Capreek Nov 01, 2011

created at: 11/01/2011

We've shown you how to turn suitcases into chairs and even picnic kits, but this might be my favorite vintage suitcase repurposing project… Continue Reading

4541 views | Comments (3)

Clipped: Inspiration from around the Web

By: Bruno Mar 24, 2011

Here's some of what has been catching our attention lately:

Flux goes from flat to chair in only ten seconds.

The Flux chair (clipped by Designspark), goes from flat to ... not flat ten… Continue Reading

1065 views | Comments (0)

Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Mid-Century Modern Gift Guide

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2010

created at: 12/04/2010

You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide!  From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list.  Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be… Continue Reading

5397 views | Comments (6)

DIY Simple Cat (or Dog) Bed

By: Diy maven Sep 02, 2010

Who doesn't want their fur-children's furniture to match their design aesthetic? Daniel and Valeria, for one...or two, rather. They decided to make their kitty, Lambi, a bed/cubby that would blend seamlessly with their flooring. The outcome… Continue Reading

1168 views | Comments (0)

Build Your Pooch a Stretch and Screw Canvas Cot

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 27, 2010

Our itchy, smelly, terrier mutt Chip is having all sorts of skin issues in this hot weather. Even with his new crew cut and gourmet baths, sometimes he just wreaks and the fabric covered pillow bed I made him isn't smelling so fresh either. So, I'm liking MonkeyBoy 13's easy, breezy dog cot made out of PVC pipe and canvas. Chip could lounge up off the ground, air moving all around him, plus enjoy the comfort of the sling-like cot. One thing I may design differently… Continue Reading

1419 views | Comments (1)

Make a Camping Trip De-Skunking Kit

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 05, 2010

skunk

A camping or hiking trip can go all wrong if your dog gets hit by skunk spray. Be prepared. Put together your own de-skunking shampoo kit just for good measure. Here's what you need to put in your… Continue Reading

239 views | Comments (0)

Make Your Own pH Balanced Dog Shampoo

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 23, 2010

dogbath

A dog's skin is a sensitive subject, so to speak. We have a terrier mix mutt who has a multitude of skin issues. His mantra is Scratch, Lick, and Repeat. It drive me nuts! Granted, he's a bit neurotic, but the dry skin must make him very cranky this time of year. Once a month, Mr. Mod fills a tub and gives him a good going over, but sometimes, before I catch him, he's washing Chip with plain old generic dish washing soap or his harsh generic shampoo that could strip paint. According to K911, different breeds of dogs have different skin pH… Continue Reading

19218 views | Comments (1)

Entrepreneurial Spirit: A Passion For Pets

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 17, 2010

created at: 03/17/2010

We love it when a small idea idea takes off and becomes a full fledged business. That's what happened after Alice Nichols started Up Country with just six original collar designs twenty six years ago. The Rhode Island company designs and hand… Continue Reading

741 views | Comments (1)

Turn an old suitcase into a pet bed!

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2009

suitcase-cat-bed.jpg

Brooklyn Limestone's resident mascot, Big Cat, has a new bed, and it's made out of an old suitcase! If you are familiar with the feline disposition, you know that they love suitcases (especially when you're trying to pack… Continue Reading

5635 views | Comments (3)

Cat Tree Houses

By: Diy maven Aug 10, 2009

 

Mature (large) Cat Tree House

Cats love high places, that's why they love to climb trees. And sometimes get stuck in them. These gorgeous kitty tree houses from PetTreeHouses provide all the fun and none of the risk to those felines who jones for altitude.… Continue Reading

5974 views | Comments (6)

End Table = Pet Den

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2008

What do you get when you combine an end table, a pet bed and pet crate? A multi-functional DenHaus. The three styles currently available include the oval ZenHaus, pictured above ($525); the classic TownHaus, which is available in four sized ($399 to start); and the new cosmopolitan BowHaus, pictured at bottom. Each has a door for when fur-baby needs a little time out. Although I love the idea, they seem to lack the airflow/openness of a… Continue Reading

398 views | Comments (1)