Yesterday, I shared a peak at Sadie’s new window seat. She really likes being up there. It’s a short jump from our bed to the basket and she has quite a view of our back yard.
Here’s what you need to make one for your fur baby.
* A basket tray (I purchased mine at HomeGoods for $14.99)
* Piece of thin plywood cut about two inches smaller than the bottom of the basket.
* 2 brackets (purchased at Home Depot)
* Jute Rope (purchased at Home Depot)
Mount your brackets underneath the window trim. Screw piece of plywood to the top of the brackets. Sit basket on top of the plywood.
To attach the basket to the plywood, we drilled two holes down through the basket and wood underneath and fed a heavy duty zip tie through both holes to the underside of the board and pulled it tight. Then we trimmed the ends of the zip tie so you can’t see them. So you can see, the perch is supported, but I wanted to give the look that it was hanging. Here’s where the jute rope comes in.
I fed the end of the rope through the front of the basket on the right side. I knotted it on the inside of the basket to secure. Then I stood on a stool and took the rope up to the curtain rod bracket, fed it over the top and down to the other side of the basket. Leaving plenty of rope to make a knot, I cut the rope and fed it through the front of the basket on the left side. I finished by pulling the rope taunt and made a second knot on the left side.
To make the basket comfy and cozy, I just folded up a down blanket that we weren’t using and put a zig zag pattern tea towel on top to act as a sheet to keep cat hair off the blanket (easier to wash a towel than a down blanket!) As you can see, Sadie seems to like her new spot!
Oh, the life of a cat!
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