DecoArt Cat Bed & Scratching Rope

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Cat Bed & Scratching Rope

If you slept 18 hours a day, you'd definitely want a nice comfy bed. Your kitty deserves this custom-made bed created from a wood crate. Your cat will love hanging out here after a long day of playing, stretching, chasing mice, eating, Plus, the scratching rope can keep your kitten entertained until they are ready to rest!

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cat Bed:
    Step A: Using pry bar, pull off top two slats of front of large wooden crate. Use wood filler to fill in remaining holes, slightly overfilling them. Sand wood filler and entire crate until completely smooth. This may take several varying grits of sandpaper. Tip: Throughout this project, let paint, wood filler and any other similar ""wet"" products dry completely before moving on to another ""wet"" product application.
    Step B: Mix together 2 parts Night Sky with 1 part True Blue. Use mix to paint both outside ends of crate as well as top slat on front. Save mix for later steps. Measure and tape off 2" stripes along inside ends of crate. Using flat brush, paint stripes in Pewter. The same brush can be used too paint inside ends of crate in Cotton Ball and Cactus.
    Step C: Download and print project template. Line up the part of the template that says "handle" with the crate’s handle. Then with pencil and transfer paper, draw pattern on to both ends of crate. (If you want to draw and color a different cat that looks more like your own, feel free to do so!)
    Use round brush to apply colors under supplies to make the cat resemble your own. Use round brush and Cotton Ball to add the fish bones from the template as a background. Finer details to both the fishes and cat should be added with a liner brush.
    Step F: Wrap twine around top slat on back of crate and glue in place.
    Step G: Use template, pencil and tracing paper to transfer the cat’s name (or draw your own cat’s name freehand). Fill it in it with your favorite colors.
    Step H: Once all paint has dried, insert pillow that fits crate.
  • 2
    Scratching Rope:
    Step A: Paint small square wooden frame in mix from step 3, using flat brush.
    Step B: Repeat fish bone pattern on frame using Cotton Ball and round brush.
    Step C: Cut piece of carpet to fit inside back of frame. Glue material into the frame’s backing.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •DecoArt Americana Wood Filler & Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint in: Cotton Ball, Dark Scarlet, Apple Green, True Blue, Night Sky, Dolphin, Black Tie, Ballerina, Cactus & Pewter
  • •Woodline Works Crate
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Transfer Paper & Wooden Frame
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media 3/4" Flat, #6 Round & #0 Liner Brushes
  • •E6000 Glue
  • •Pillow, Pry Bar, Carpet, Painter’s Tape, Sandpaper, Ruler, Pencil, Palette or Plastic Plate, Water Container & Paper Towels
Download Project Template