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Topic: cat den... I love them EVERY day, not just the 14th  (Read 1721 times)
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« on: February 03, 2017 03:24:58 PM »

Just in time, I finished my Valentines Day present for the kitties I love so dearly.

Here are some process pics...
I found a heavy duty cardboard barrel marked FREE by the roadside.

practically broke my wrist cutting two holes with a small saw.
Drilled four holes and cut dowels to go in to support a round shelf, also cut (but tons easier!) from a piece of wallboard

My boyfriend who works at a volunteer ambulance found some cut-everything scissors in my favorite color and gave them to me for Christmas. They usually cut clothing off of a patient. This time, they dealt with carpeting!

While gluing the carpet on, I used all sorts of weights, one of which was a pumpkin, still hanging around from harvest time.

Here is Bugs, an outdoor kitty who randomly comes to visit. He is checking out the place for the first time. He is enormous compared to my two small girls.
This shows the poly rope that is in a lot of places as a protective border.

Rope made prettier by dots of red nail polish. The drawings on the carpet are done with fat fabric markers. My two girls, Cirquie above and DandiGirl below where she is interested in the circle hole because she hears "crinkle paper' in there.

thanks for looking and Happy Valentines Day to all two and four legged lovers of Craftster!!


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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017 06:30:09 PM »

An amazing transformation! I'm pretty sure you are the upcycle queen, repurposing any random item into something useful and magnificent. I love love the kitty den you've lovingly built for your sweeties.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017 06:33:10 PM »

That is awesome and you can tell the cats really love it!

« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017 09:14:42 PM »

nice job!  That's so cool you found the barrel!
I made one from large pieces of cardboard.  It was great when the cats were small, they would sleep together on top.  As my boys got bigger, though, it became something to fight over.  They're about 12 lbs each now, and they appropriate each new cardboard box that comes into the house.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017 10:43:37 AM »


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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017 03:45:06 PM »

Whoa! Way cool!

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017 02:57:16 PM »

This came out so well! Sounds like they both really like it, nice job!

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017 11:05:36 PM »

Wow,  that is a really clever transformation.  You made such a professional looking job of it too.

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