It’s been awhile since I have had a series of good days. The winter was long and cold and full of disease. I finally feel like there’s a break in some of that and I’ve been enjoying a being able to go outside. Today was funny. Yes, it was another day of DIY fun! I don’t know where I got the idea, but I wanted to make Chester a scratching post. I find that those sold at stores are generally not that great in quality. I tripped over one of his posts and broke the base that it stands on and I had to get him a new one. It wobbled when the poor boy tried to use it 😉 The carpet on the sides is coming off too, so I decided to try to make one myself.
Menard’s has since become one of my favorite stores. I made a scratching post for under $10, including the wood, twine, and a staple gun. It was pretty incredible. I made it today. I had the idea that I was going to use an old rug that I had to cover the base. When I tried to cut it to fit the shape of the wood, it started to unravel and the ropes that make it up started to come apart. I decided to staple some of these to the top to make it colorful 🙂 I ended up sanding and painting the base white. Here is the finished product:
After this project, we went to walk on a walking trail that stretches the span of the city. I think we walked about a mile or so and it was lovely. I haven’t had the chance to take a walk in the evening for awhile now, but I’m glad to be getting back in the habit. As I’ve mentioned before, going to the gym, especially in the winter, is a difficult experience for me, so getting exercise outside is relieving for me.
When we got home, I took some more pictures of the lovely apartment nature 🙂 I hope you enjoy these.
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