This probably won’t come as a surprise to you, but I just finished another project!
It all started when my neighbor (the one I got Foster from) gave me this cat tower from her mom’s house (where Foster was born, actually). It was used, but I was happy to get it, because even I must admit, it would be hard to build one by myself. My first idea was to clean it with carpet cleaner and bring it inside.It was a little bit worn, so I thought maybe I should just try to re-cover it while I had it out on the front porch.
Before I knew it, I was taking off the fabric (it wasn’t carpet) and thinking about what I could cover it with. Armed with my “tools”, I was on a roll.
My mind naturally went to ModPodge and fabric. I’m not a real fan of animal print fabric, but I thought it would be pretty with Foster’s stripes when he sat on top of it.
The leopard print was just regular cotton so I could ModPodge it. But for the inside I used a fuzzy, velour type knit, so I was going need another method of attaching the fabric. I had discovered that the original fabric had been put on with a staple gun. A revelation: I needed a staple gun! Why had I not realized this before? Voila! My new staple gun! And 1,500 staples, no less! This reminded me of a conversation I’d had with an elderly neighbor lady named Beulah who lived next door to us when I was growing up. She was always working out in her yard, and one day she mentioned to me that someone had trimmed a tree for her using a tall aluminum ladder. She said she had asked where she could get a ladder like that and that the answer had been, “Beulah, you have no business owning a ladder like that!” All I could think of yesterday as I was going through the aisles at Walmart in search of the perfect staple gun, was, “Debra, you have no business…” Needless to say, I was in “staple gun heaven” when I got back to my front porch. Is there any limit to the projects I can do now that I am the proud owner of this indispensable tool? (You probably don’t even want to know, but trust me, you’ll find out soon enough!)So far so good…
Meanwhile I took the top part in the house so Foster and Panda could check it out. It seemed to meet with some measure of success. (Truth in blogging: I’m the one who put Panda up there…)
Foster checking out the finished product…but wait! There was a problem…
It smelled like….
So I decided I’d better take the rope off the legs. Not without help, of course.
Then came the decision: what to cover the legs with?
I used the staple gun on this part, thinking Mod Podge would be too messy for in the house. (Wait…what?) The ramp in the back isn’t attached yet. I had taken it off and debated whether to even include it. But it does seem to add a little more stability to the structure.
With and without the ramp.