I LOVE my cats but I hate the litter box. There is just no good place to put it. We have tried everything from under the bathroom cabinet to those electric self-cleaning machines. They all are just messy and disgusting to look at. So I decided to do a little project. I went in search of a piece of furniture that I could modify into a “Hide the Litter Box” cabinet.
I found this great piece at Goodwill already painted for 18 bucks!
It is actually a Media Cabinet so I removed the back as shown below.
I needed to do something to it to make it custom for my room. So I added some leather look material inside the doors of the cabinet. I measured the inside and cut the fabric to fit. Then I used a fabric adhesive to attach the material to the door inserts. See below.
I love how this looks! I did want to make it look worn and a little more rustic because that’s my style! So I added some brown shoe polish to give it that worn look. I brushed it on with the bottle applicator and wiped off with a clean dry cloth. See below.
It is very subtle but I love it – see the difference in before and after.
So then I put the litter box in the cabinet. The back is open so the kitties can get in and out with ease. And I can open the doors in front to clean. Voila!!!! I adore this piece and I did practically nothing to it. And it is the perfect addition to my room.
This cabinet was originally black. So you could use any piece and paint it to match your room and personalize to any decor. I was thrilled to find this piece already painted but I was totally prepared to paint one. This project took about an hour from start to finish. If I had to paint the piece it would probably have taken about 2-3 hours total. A very easy weekend project.
I hope you enjoyed this little project. If you have any questions please reach out. Get out there and paint something!