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Shortly before Steph got her dog Mac, my son Stephen and his family were adopted by a tiny little kitten! Stephen's mother-in-law found the kitty outside, under the car and brought her inside. (We thought the kitty was a he because of a blue hair dry around her neck. Surprise! She was found to be female after a trip to the vet).
No one claimed the kitty, so she was named Axel and became part of Stephen's family.
The grands have been asking for a cat condo/tower/tree for Axel, Tyler even drew up a design! Although, really cute and well thought out, it would have taken far too much space.
We settled on a Pinterest idea and designed with that idea in mind.
As we were working out the design, we decided simple was better. We decided we'd use "found" material rather than going out and buying new. It was fun to gather items and see if they'd make it into the final design.
Finishing up the assembly. The base of that cat scratching post had broken, so we decided to incorporate it into our design. The boys loved that we used it as it was one of the first things they had gotten for Axel. That monkey fist knot was an impulse purchase at the Target dollar spot. Both the kids and Axel really like it!
It was fun to see Axel explore the new cat condo. At first she was hesitant, but she ended up exploring every inch of it. I think the boys are happy with it and her reaction!
We loved the challenge of using "what we had" to design this project. We like the farmhouse look to it and the compact size. The base is approximately 19" wide by about 3' long. It is about 3' tall.
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