When I first saw on Bored Panda, Japanese peeps had re-purposed Ikea's Duktig Doll Bed into a bed for their cats I knew I had to make one for Gremlin. Ever since I made my stools I've caught the woodmaking bug. I do need to point out that my skill level is that of a blind turtle. Whenever I'm making something and Ben questions why I'm doing it that way, I tell him because I love doing things on the bodge :) I really don't know any techniques I just kind of fumble as I go along, hence this is less of a DIY and more of a "if I can do it so can you" :)
I made myself a quick sketch of the pieces I'd need, I measured gremlin (challenge in itself!) and then I cut, sanded and varnished my pieces. I don't know how other woodworkers do it but after making sure I had all my measurements right my pieces were all a little off and thus the bed fit together slightly awkwardly. So my advice - measure at least a billion times before cutting!
I'd also love to say Gremlin, adores his bed and truth be told, after weeks of working on the beast, Gremlin not liking his bed was the least of my concern. I even held off posting this, in hope he'd come around to the idea and I'd have some insanely cute photos to show you but alas this is the closest he's been *sigh*
I honestly think he is a fool, I mean hand sewed tiny pillows and a super soft mattress to boot!
Ben had the great idea to stick my teddy bear, Mr Beeps, into the bed to make Gremlin jealous.
This also failed and the harsh realisation hit me that I, a 30 year of women had spent weeks making her teddy bear a bed to sleep in.
(I hid some ham under the pillow for this shot - ssssh!)
Can everyone pray tonight that Gremlin finally realises how awesome this bed is and sleeps on it, he's killing me!!
To make matters worse he actually sleeps on the floor like 2cm away from it, I'd like to think he just really prefers the floor but my instinct tells me otherwise. In 6 months I might be having a cat bed giveaway :P