KATIE: Big one?
WAFFLES: Yeah, the big one. The one on the right. See how wide your –
KATIE: WAFFLES! You're the one who's been power eating lately. You passed me on the scale long ago.
WAFFLES: I don't know, Boss. You look kind of... large.
WAFFLES: Um, that uh... I forget. Can you repeat the question?
Petaggio is a beautiful and modern twist on the silhouette cameos Glogirly's mother had of her hanging on the living room wall in her childhood home. Remember those? Tom Davies of Davies Decor and the creator of Petaggio is a master at combining people's love for their pets with his love for woodworking.
Remember the gorgeous Googie Cat Bed we introduced you to last year? And the sleek Oscar Cat Rest? These were some of our favorite pieces we've had the pleasure of featuring on our blog.
Waffles and the Googie Cat Bed, left
Waffles and the Oscar Cat Rest, right
How it Works
Each Petaggio piece starts with a favorite photo from the pet parent that shows off their pet’s best side. Maybe it's a recognizable pose, that special thing they do, or maybe it's a photo that recalls a cherished memory. Tom uses that photo to create a silhouette on a square piece of birch wood. The wood is then stained either light or dark. Each Petaggio comes with a matching stand so it can be enjoyed on a desk or table top, and hanging hardware so it can be put on a wall. All it takes is a glance, and you've got your daily smile-fix.
Choosing the Perfect Picture
So how do you pick out the perfect photo from 1000s of shots? It was quite a dilemma for us! But then Glogirly remembered our to the BlogPaws conference in Nashville earlier this year. It was the first time Glogirly, Waffles AND Katie traveled together to attend this big event. One of her favorite photos from the conference had Katie and Waffles sitting side by side on the bed, looking up in unison in hopes of scoring some freeze dried chicken treats. Apparently the promise of treats made them forget that they were sitting only an inch apart. A rare sight indeed.
When choosing your own photo, select images that will translate well as a silhouette. Look for definition in the ears, the tail and the overall shape. Background doesn't matter because that will disappear. Imagine coloring inside the shape of your pet.
With all four ears pointed up and Katie's tail curled off to one side, we just knew it would make the perfect silhouette and the perfect Petaggio.
Pricing, Sizes, Colors
Petaggio comes in two sizes. The small measures 4" square and is priced at $49. The large is 6" square at $59. You have a choice of either a light or dark stain. Ours is the 6" dark stain.
Glogirly friends and readers can get a 10% discount on their own Petaggio until August 15, 2015 by using the coupon code silhouette during checkout.
FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Davies Decor for Petaggio, which means that we were paid to feature this content. We also received our own custom Petaggio at no cost. Regardless of payment received, you will never see products or services featured on GLOGIRLY that we do not approve of. All of our sponsored posts will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions.