Kitties are cute, but litter boxes are not. However, you can easily transform your litter box from an eyesore into stylish eye candy with this simple furniture hack. As an added bonus, you also gain a handy place to store your kitty litter supplies.
How To Make A Stylish Litter Box From An Old Toy Chest
Things You'll Need
- Toy chest (minimum size 15" x 25" x 15")
- Power drill (optional)
- Sandpaper, medium grit
- Non-toxic paint & paintbrush (optional)
- Litter pan (that fits inside chest)
Push the litter pan up to one of the short sides of the toy chest and mark the height of it with a pencil.
Using the mark you made as a guide, use a ruler to draw a square hole large enough for kitty to fit through it.
Use a jigsaw to cut out the square hole.
Tip: You may need to use a power drill to drill a pilot hole in one corner of the square before cutting it out with the jigsaw.
Sand the hole thoroughly with a medium-grit sandpaper. Remember that kitty will be jumping in and out of the hole, so you want to be sure there are no splinters or rough edges.
Paint a fun design on the box to match or complement your home decor and color scheme. I opted for colorful triangles for a modern aesthetic, but you could try stripes, polka dots, chevron, stencils, or anything else that strikes your fancy.
I also added a bit more cuteness to the litter box by sticking paw print stickers on the inside lid of the chest.
Place the litter pan inside the chest, up against the hole, and fill it with fresh litter.
Store your box of unused litter and scooper inside the chest, behind the litter pan. You could also tuck a roll of disposal bags inside as well. So handy — and it makes cleaning the box a breeze!
Now you have a super cute litter box that you don't have to hide and kitty has a fun new place to hang out, too!