You?ll stop at nothing--spa days, organic treats, playdates with friends--to pamper your adorable pooch.
??Former building contractor Neil Galati is the same way with his rescued Great Dane, Maya, who inspired him to start using reclaimed wood and pieces of antique furniture to construct elaborate, big-dog-friendly stands for her kibble and water bowls.
??The bowl stands are now among the goods at Galati?s just-opened Lincoln Park shop, Wreck Creation, where he also sells expertly handmade furniture for humans and rustic wall art crafted from vintage materials. ??
But the home accessories for dogs and cats are what get our ?aww? reflex going.
Using salvaged crown molding, ornate legs from antique dining tables and heavy old curtains repurposed as upholstery, Galati has fashioned several fanciful, cushioned beds with attached bowl trays--plus one stand-alone canopy bed ($950) that looks like just the place for a stately pug to rest his paws. (Dog bowl stands start at $200; beds for small breeds or cats start at $300.)??
We have our eye on a bowl stand that has a drawer for stowing toys and a brilliant blue distressed finish that would look perfect in our sunny kitchen.
?Wreck Creation, 1659 N. Halsted St.; 773-793-1695 or wreck-creation.com