Today's DIY is brought to you by Mike and I's bedroom door! Our once squeaky and stiff, but now slick and sneaky door has always been a mild annoyance to us. But I finally threw in the slippers (our longtime doorstopper) at our door and came up with a vastly improved doorstopper that makes me smile every time I walk by.
Here's a sneak peek at the new doorstopper! Thoughts? :)
Here's everything you'll need:
- Toy dog figurines (we had some leftover from this post)
- Basic door stopper (I love this clear one)
- Spray paint (I tried this brand for the first time - two paws up)
- Hot glue gun
And, here's the instruction summary: measure doorstopper, arrange dogs, spraypaint dogs and hot glue in place. Keep reading for full details.
To make your own Balancing Doggie Doorstopper, begin by firmly sliding your doorstopper into a door that needs a little support. This step is essential since you need to know where the door stops on the doorstopper. Mark this place on the doorstopper or take a quick mental note. Then, select a maximum of three dog figurines (any more and the doorstopper becomes top heavy) and arrange them in a way that you like. I wanted my arrangement to look like a pack of dogs had piled on top of each other to help prop the door open; or piled up to reach something - like treats! Also, choose the first figurine to touch the doorstopper wisely, since it will become the base for the tower of dogs.
Next, give your doggies a bath of spray paint. I went with a matte blue and love the way that they came out. I'm currently really into blue (especially navy). What's your favorite color? To spray paint the pups, lay a sheet of parchment paper down (my secret trick to avoid whatever I'm spray painting from sticking), then stand the dogs upright and thoroughly spray every angle that you can reach. When the paint is dry, hold the dogs belly side up, by the tail if you can, and spray their undersides. Again, allow them to dry completely.
Finally, confirm your desired arrangement of the dogs and then hot glue them in place. Glue one dog at a time, starting with the "base dog".
Here's the final product!
Isn't this funny? They look so mischievous, just like two little Boston Terriers that I know!
This was the perfect solution for our bedroom door! So, do you have any doors that need a little help? Even if you don't, I think this doorstopper would be a cute accent for a front, back, or pantry door.
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