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Adventures in Kitten Proofing: DIY Project

Sarahstar66

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I'm still quite a long way away from Gotcha Day, but I'm using up all my spare time to prepare for Lilith's arrival. Until she gets older and more acclimated to the house, we are going to keep her in the spare bedroom while we're away and when it's time for bed. This room is also the room I use to get ready in the morning. So there are lots of things about the room that weren't kitten friendly.

One thing that bothered me the most was the desk I use to store some things and do my makeup at had open shelving. There weren't any drawers so all my clutter was just visible and accessible to a curious kitten. Luckily I found a GREAT diy project that has solved this problem and I thought it might be helpful to share.

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This collage shows my desk before and after and the supplies I used. All you need is some fabric, thin/long foam crafting blocks, fabric glue, packing or masking tape, measuring tape, a box cutter (not pictured) and scissors. I ended up buying more than I needed of fabric, but all in all the cost of the project was about $30.

I measured and cut pieces from the foam blocks that were slightly smaller than the actual shelf. I did not go for perfection here. The fabric hides a lot of irregularity of in the poor cut job. Then I cut out a patch of fabric to go over each piece. Simply wrap the foam piece up like a present and glue and/or tape where necessary. I used both, just to make sure it was extra stuck. Just pop the blocks into the shelf spaces and wahlah! No more visible clutter. To get them out, I just have to sort of tap on one corner until they fall in and I can pull it out.

I'm hopeful that this will deter Lilith from wanting to explore the contents inside the shelf. We'll see how long it takes for her to figure out how to knock them out!
 

Hairless Blessing

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Great idea. It won't take long, she'll be free roaming the house anyway.
 

Catzzzmeow

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Great project. No matter how childproof some are just too keen so keep a close eye.
 

Yoda mom

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@Sarahstar66 ,Thank you for sharing thr kitty proofing!
If all else fails , add wheels and turn towards wall when you leave the house :)
 
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