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« on: July 09, 2008 05:36:10 PM »

I have been looking for a Way to hide my kitty litter box...something that kinda blended with my decor.  I found it in the form of a vintage 50's television that I picked up at the thrift store for 15.15

I forgot to take a picture before I gutted it but here is what I started with...


I was paranoid when gutting it so I wore a big respirator and worked on a big rubber mat, I don't know it it kept me safer but I felt better about ripping into the TV.

After I gutted it I sanded it down, ripped out the shelf that held the guts of the TV and added a peice of wood and a little support beam to hold the litter box.  Afterwards I primed and painted it.  Originally I had a little ramp covered with astro turf for my kitty to walk up, but it took up to much room so I removed it and exchanged the legs for similar but shorter ones...all in all I think it turned out well.  Oh I also added a curtian for a little privacy and to keep my cat from trying to jump out of the box the wrong way.  SO far she seems to like it...

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008 05:46:51 PM »

Oh. My. God. I LOVE this! That is such a great idea. I never would have come up with that.

« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 05:51:33 PM »

So cool and fun! Who would have thought of a TV litter box?!? Way to go! Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008 06:00:15 PM »

OMFG! it's like that one part in the Simpsons when Bart gutted a TV at the old folks home and replaced the cathode tube with a cat! FREAKING WIN!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008 06:06:50 PM »

You should make picture panels to go inside so it looks like something is on TV! :'D I love it. <333

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008 06:19:51 PM »

OH MY GOODNESS!!  That is freaking awesome! 

« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008 06:37:55 PM »

That's awesome! I put mine in a nightstand. It works pretty well, but I think the kitties would appreciate a little more breathing room, like yours affords. Plus, the whole back is open which i guess would make cleaning pretty easy. Should have thought of that.... hmmm...

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008 06:55:18 PM »

Thanks so much..lol I do plan on adding a picture to the inside but I wanted to make sure it wouldn't wind up getting sprayed so I started with a curtian

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008 06:58:28 PM »

Great. Now I need a vintage TV. Thanks a lot.  Cheesy Seriously, this is the best cat box disguise EVAH!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008 07:09:42 PM »


now... if only we could figure out a way to keep them from kicking litter all over hardwood floors Tongue



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