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DIY Cat Shelves For Under $100: Update

*This project started way back in the summer when we needed a new space for our two kittens! For the first part of the series head here and then head here and here.*

Earlier this summer we decided to take on a project that would benefit our furry friends. If you have been here before you may have seen this project on the blog but if not I’ll give you a little overview.

We decided our two cats needed a space of their own within our second bedroom. Our older male cat was needing somewhere to get away and our kitten needed a new place to adventure and play. So with a little research we decided to build cat shelves on our main office wall and give them the room they needed.  The shelves have not only worked great since we installed them, it also gave our indoor kittens a new space to spread out and play.

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Since we originally did this project we have made some changes and I thought it was time for an update! Over the last few months, we were pleased with how much time both of the cats actually spent on the shelves but as our little kitten Marley got bigger we needed to make a few adjustments. We realized that the cat house was a touch too small for our medium-sized monsters and decided we needed to get a new one. Now, I can almost proudly say we have only ever bought one brand new cat house (the other 3 or 4 have either been free or second hand) which is the one you see in the pictures above. So naturally when we started discussing ideas for a *new* cat house, I ran to Craigslist.

Needless to say I was not disappointed. We ended up finding a large and I mean large cat house that not only would accommodate our cats at their current size, it would work for years down the road. After getting stranded with a cat house that was too big to fit in our Honda, my dad saved the day with his truck. It was quite the feat to get it in the house, but once we did we knew we made the right choice.

So here are the changes since the original post. Because of the large cat house, we had to remove some shelving. Although, the cat house actually ended up replacing the shelves we took down. Scroll down and you’ll see what I mean.

DIY Cat Shelves For Under $100: UpdateConstruction Before shots

DIY Cat Shelves For Under $100: UpdateCat house is in and the shelving has been readjusted so it all works!

DIY Cat Shelves For Under $100: UpdateSee what I mean about a monster cat house? No wonder it didn’t fit in the car…

DIY Cat Shelves For Under $100: Update

Now that everything is settled, I’ll be adding some decor items to make the wall pop. We bought a few pieces of word art and a couple of stick on chalk boards!

DIY Cat Shelves For Under $100: Update

Needless to say, these two are happy in the new house and they have enough space to spread out.

If you would like to see more pet projects like this, let us know in the comments!

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