Ever since we adopted Stanley back in December, Val has been a little, well, neglected. She used to have all of our attention, which I think she actually hated. Every day I would come to work showing off new scratch and bite marks that I got from loving Val a little too much. Whoops.
As soon as we got a puppy, though, our focus shifted to him. And Val got more cuddly almost instantly. It was like she was saying “See? Remember what it was like before? REMEMBER HOW GREAT IT WAS?!”
As you can tell, Val loves the Broths with Chicken. She usually just has dry food, so it’s a fun treat to give her something a bit tastier! Plus, they come in perfectly portioned, ready-to-pour pouches, so it’s easy for me to give her one before heading out the door!
Val loves the balcony (she’s an indoor cat but we let her taste the outside at least a little bit), so I figured that would be the perfect starting point (especially now that it’s warming up. We don’t really let Stanley on the balcony very often, which helps. He really loves her, but shows it in
vicious strange ways. Which she doesn’t really appreciate. So the balcony is Val’s territory.
Every time I go to the pet store, I see the cat grass and catnip plants at the aisle. Val loves plants, so I figured a cat grass and catnip planter would be the
purrfect perfect gift for her.
But we wanted to dress them up a little. We got four small clay pots to put the plants in, but didn’t really like the orangey color of them. We thought of a couple different options, and decided to create a wooden frame to house the pots in.
So, what do you need?
- Live cat grass and/or catnip
- Clay pots
- Wood to fit around clay pots
- Nails and hammer
- Outdoor paint (I used grey, white, and teal)
- Paint brush
- Sand paper
We got the wood cut at Lowe’s, which was great, but they only do rough cuts (meaning they measure once and cut once, vs measure twice and cut once), so the edges were in bad shape. So I sanded the edges of the wood so there wouldn’t be any splinters. Then I did a solid coat of grey outdoor paint on all of the edges.
Then, once it was dry, I painted one face side and the edges of each board with white. But rather than covering the entire board, I covered it lightly and left some grey spots to give it an antiqued look.
Once it was dry, I took some stencils and painted Val’s name on the front board in teal.
Then it was just a matter of nailing it all together and planting the cat grass and catnip!
Val was impatient.
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