One of the things we didn’t realise would be such a challenge with a puppy is the fact that he can get everywhere! We thought we were lucky and Buddy had no interest in the stairs but unfortunately we were proved wrong last week, thankfully he only made it to the top of the stairs before we reached him but we knew we needed something to restrict his access to the bedrooms.
Some friends of ours have a really nice looking stair gate, but it’s pretty expensive and neither of us were keen on the cheaper versions. So we decided to make our own! The pictures below show how easy it was to make, just a case of cutting some chip board (we already had some in the garage), and gluing some fabric on both edges to make it look pretty. Voila!
1. Measure out your fabric, and place board in the middle – similar to when you wrap a present.
2. Fold the bottom edge up, pull the fabric tightly and secure with a glue gun. Repeat for each side.
3. Fold the top edge of the fabric to create a straight line that meets the bottom of your board. Pull tight and secure with glue.