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DIY Kitty Bunkbed!

Bild your kitties this amazing diy bunkbed! This is a great example, but colour and design are entirely up to your imagination.

kittybunkbed

You will need three (or potentially more) old crates, paint of your choice and either suitable glue or screws/bolts. Individually paint the crates in your chosen colour and let them dry. Apply your chosen designs, in case you don’t feel comfortable hand-drawing on the crates, make stencils (or buy them at a handicraft shop). For safety of your cats, make sure you either glue or screw the crates on top of each other after painting them.  Add some cushions and blankets… and patiently wait for photo ops 🙂

Make your own catpanion cube!

companion_cubeThe catpanion cube is the ideal diy project for the next rainy day. A few supplies, a bit of spare time, all built-up creative energy you can spare and you and your cat are sure to have some happy times ahead. This is a classic situation of two birds with one stone, really. You have as good an excuse as there will ever be to have a companion cube sitting around your lounge, and your beloved kitty gets a cozy new bed!

You will need the following supplies: foam padding (1 inch thick) to cut six squares, medium gray fabric to cover your squares,  light gray fabric for the circles, pink fabric for the hearts, pink ribbon, thread, pins, pattern material and ideally a sewing machine. 

Here’s a sneak peak at the diy process and the result:

companion_cube_diy3

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Table Cat – Cat Table!

Cat in Cat Hammock Table
img by Case-Real

A while back (in 2009 to be precise), Tokyo-based design furniture house E&Y introduced the most beautiful coffee table imaginable, designed by Koichi Futatsumata. Ever since, I’ve been hoping to see this (or at least a comparable) design become widely available for purchase. I was hopeful when its imminent arrival was announced for spring 2010 here and here – but it turns out it is available for order directly from E&Y in Japan only. Whilst surely an option for some, my guess is that most of us will remain reluctant non-owners of this amazing way of featuring our cat where it belongs – at the center of attention, in the center of our living room that is (read at the center of our universe). Oh and yes, as others have pointed out, there is an option of actually placing your coffee on the coffee table with the cat in its hammock. Fully functional and all, yet due to the glass surface the cat is safe from coffee spillage at all times!

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