Cat lovers — if you’re the type of kitty-cat mom who goes to cat yoga classes, it’s time for you to step it up and create a palace for your furry king or queen. We’re not talking about houses made of paper bags or cardboard boxes with cheap shaggy carpeting — we’re talking full-on luxury. Make a home where your cat can run through endless rooms, hear the echo of her own voice under high ceilings, luxuriate on plush fabrics and get all cray on high-end scratching posts. It is important to remember that a *true* palace isn’t complete without self portraits, so don’t forget to adorn the walls with oil paintings of your BAE. We hosted Queen Boots at B+C this afternoon and are thrilled to announce that she deems this palace “royal.”
Materials + Tools:
— storage crates or cardboard boxes
— decorative fabrics
— cardboard paper tubes
— yarn and rope
— wooden dowels
— spray paint
— hot glue
— box cutter
— photos of your cat
Create the base of your palace out of storage crates or cardboard boxes. Cut out the sides of the boxes using a box cutter and attach them all together using staples, hot glue or super glue. Spray paint the rooms in your new palace colors fit for a queen. Remember to let the palace dry and air out completely before bringing it inside. Spray paint fumes are strong, and you wouldn’t want your cat inhaling them.
Cover cardboard tubes with decorative paper or rope to provide even more opportunities for your cat to play in her palace. These poles also offer major support for the structure, so the more the better!
Comfort is key, so add in layers of pillows so your cat can lounge all day every day.
Upgrade the lounging to a level ten with a cat hammock. Just make sure your supports are strong enough to hold the weight of your cat ;)
Add tassels to the ceilings of your palace. This will be your cat’s favorite room by far.
A palace isn’t a palace without proper portraits of the queen. Go ahead and dress the walls with oil paintings or computer printouts of your pet cat.
Direct quote from Boots: “I was shocked by all the rooms in my new palace! There were endless opportunities for exploration!”
“When I’m at home in my palace, one of my favorite things to do is re-create the pose that I modeled in my oil painting.”
“Hey! I’m watching you. I haven’t gotten my security system installed yet.”
“Alright, Cat Cribs crew — I’m kicking you out!”
Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!
DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre