We've had our dog Sparky for 9 years. He was 10 months old when we got him, my ex-husband was deployed at the time, I had three kids at home, and one morning when watching the news I saw his little face staring at me through the screen ... he was looking for a home. So of course I had to give him one.
And for 9 long years I have watched him push his food and water bowls around the floor when he's eating, and I've tripped over them in the middle of the night when I've come downstairs in the dark, but do you think I did anything about it? Nope! Until recently.
I have a very handy boyfriend, he can whip things up in no time, so when I mentioned to him that I wanted to make a dog food bowl stand for Sparky we headed to the hardware store, picked up tools and wood and he set to work ... and 30-minutes later he was done.
Note: If you paint or stain it, the project will take longer than 30-minutes, but the construction itself only took 30-minutes.
You can make this as complicated, or as easy as you want. A few suggestions are: make a cross out of wood for the legs, purchase small wood legs at the hardware store, or even add metal legs for a more industrial look.