Hi guys! I’m sharing this post that I wrote a while ago. I have to say that it’s bittersweet because we lost our puppy, HotShot, about 3 weeks ago. He was actually not a puppy, but 12 1/2 years old. His joints were trashed and he hurt his one good leg which left him unable to walk. 😭 😭 😭
If you’ve been through this kind of loss, you know how hard it is! I’m doing better now, but I cried non-stop for about three days.
But I love this project. It’s still hanging in our foyer, and I wanted to share it with you.
I’ve had this cute little command center for about 10 years, and, slowly, all of HotShot’s accoutrements just took it over. And, when I went to do some work on the Mud Room, I noticed how dingy and dirty it had become. It was time for a make-over of the Bold persuasion!
I grabbed my stash of Satin Enamels and painted it so it was a bright, beautiful white. I’m so into white right now. It’s clean and bold in its own way!
What you need:
- A small command center with hooks for leads and a space for treats and poop bags
- Satin Enamels in Pure White, Gold and Classic Black
- Paint Brushes
I had my command center already, but here is one on Amazon that would work perfectly!
I started by sanding and cleaning it before I used a small brush to go around the hardware.
I made sure to tape off the chalkboard area with painters tape and gave the command center four good coats of Pure White.
Next, I grabbed the Gold to paint the hardware and make it bling for days.
If you are painting anything with the gold, be sure to do a white prime coat first. The Gold can be a bit thin to start, but just keep going over it until you get that gorgeous solid gold-foil look. It’s so pretty and worth the extra effort!
Once it dried, I hung the new and improved Puppy Command Center in the entryway and added all of HotShot’s favorite treats.
Here he is. Wasn’t he just the sweetest!
It made it so much easier to find everything and take this sweet, crazy puppy dog out to do his business. It really was a big help to us.
What do you think? Is it a command center worthy of such a cute mongrel?
Gosh I miss his guts.