Introduction: Dog Slobber Splash Blocker

About: Undoing everything a house flipper did. Visit

Say you've got a humungous ginormous beast of a dog. Say said dog drinks oodles of water to fill up that huge body. Then say said dog splashes water and slobber and yuck in like a ten foot radius. On top of that, you just painted the wall behind his water bowl and the water sprays are super streaky.

Step 1: Find Old Shelf.

In an effort to stop the water from ruining our house, I found a particle board shelf that was leftover from a unit that didn't survive a move. Materials hoarder that I am, I kept the shelves thinking they'd be good for something someday. Someday arrived.

I propped it up between the wall and the bowl then walked away wholly dissatisfied with its overall general lack of tasteful appearance.

Step 2: Come Up With a Cool Plan.

The next day I was staring at that sad particle board when it hit me: carve out a city skyline!

I drew up some random shapes trying to keep the center most practical, yet be stylish.

Step 3: Start Cutting.

I began with the 3" circular saw I had, cutting away larger chunks and the straight lines.

Step 4: Keep Cutting.

Next I used my jigsaw to get into corners and finer details.

Step 5: Paint.

I used a can of white spray paint that I had laying around. I'll likely go back with a can of Plasti Dip as that stuff worked incredibly well on the water bowl stand that I built.

Step 6: Attach.

I attached the cutout to the wall using screws I found in my vast collection of randoms, washers to dress it up in a sort of industrial chic kinda way, and wall anchors.

Step 7: Wait....

Drill through the cutout into the wall, drill out the wall holes larger, cram in the anchors, screw in the screws then wait...

Step 8: Rejoice!

It works! I have saved the wall from the beast's watery ways. Yay!

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Full Spectrum Laser Contest 2016

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Full Spectrum Laser Contest 2016