Saturday, May 2, 2009

Reclaimed office furniture

Jake, Jonah, and Fionna have a new kitty cubby that they wrote about today! If you go to their blog, you can see Jake happy as can be in it. It looks like a paper-sorter or a printer cubby, and their mom found it at a going-out-of-business sale.

She also found some carpet samples, and isn't quite sure yet what to do with them. I offered a couple suggestions, but if you have any others feel free to comment on her original post (and here as well so we can all read them). I'm sure with all her design expertise she will think of something fun!

My suggestions for carpet squares/samples:

  1. Attach one or more to the wall with carpet tacks as a small scratching post. Be sure to use carpet tacks and attach to the studs, or else it won't work. There is a glue you can use, but then you can't remove it later.
  2. Scatter throughout the house or in strategic areas for nap places. This especially works for hardwood floors or linoleum, but works even for carpet because the smell and texture is different from the normal flooring so it attracts cats.
Moderncat also had a couple ideas back in February: gluing striped carpet squares on a vet receptionist desk for a stylish scratching post and finishing a cozy nook on a catio. Click here to see the directions and results for both projects.

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