Homemade Cat Tree

Oh hey, it’s been a while. I made this a while ago, but surprise surprise, I’m just now getting around to posting it. :)

I’ve been wanting to make a cat tree for a while but I had been very wishy washy about actually getting off my butt and doing it. However, after I saw a picture of one made with tree branches that looked super cool, I finally got the fire under my butt to go and make one(and to force the fiance to help!)

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Gremlin is spoiled.

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This one is the tree that inspired me. I loved that it was made to look like an actual tree. However, it cost like $700. So of course immediately i thought, “Psh, I can make that.” And you get to see just how I did.

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Tufted Headboard from an Ugly Couch

So you probably remember my post about painting my loveseat and I mentioned how my plan was to reupholster the bigger couch. Well, I sort of halfway did that. While I was trying to decide what kind of fabric to cover it with, we were storing it in the bedroom because we didn’t have any other space for it. I started to think about how even after I did that project, where would I put the finished piece? The apartment could really only comfortably have one six foot couch in it and I didn’t feel like getting rid of the couch I so painstakingly recovered a few months ago. That’s when this new idea popped in my head. This whole time we’ve been in this apartment I knew I wanted to make myself a tufted headboard and after having the couch in our bedroom lined up perfectly with our bed for a while it finally clicked in my head to covert the couch into a headboard.

Here’s a photo of the couches I found at Goodwill. The one on the right is the one I used for this project. I hated that fabric, so it had to go.

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Daily Self Portraits Update #7

Here are my portraits for this week. #55 is my favorite one.

#53 Photoshop CS6

#54 watercolor, India ink and acrylic

#55 Photoshop CS6

#56 watercolor and India ink

#57 India ink

#58 Photoshop CS6

#59 watercolor and acrylic

 

Daily Self Portraits Update #6

#46 watercolor and gouache

#47 acrylic

#48 acrylic

#49 watercolor and gouache

#50 watercolor, gouache and acrylic

#51 India ink, acrylic and metallic craft paint

#52 watercolor, India ink and acrylic

The last image is how #49 and #50 should be viewed with proper lighting.