Winter Edition

14 Mar

Ok, so, I’m not so proud of this latest pinterest challenge project, but I loves me a challenge, so I’ll suck it up and show it to you anyway.

Before I get to my latest project, I’ll show you my past Pinterest Challenge successes:

Pinterest Challenge: Summer Edition- Custom Plate Art

Pinterest Challenge: Fall Edition- Coffee Table Bench

and now onto Pinterest Challege: Winter Edition…..

Kitty Scratcher/Tower

I kinda phoned this one in, I’ll admit.  It’s less of a diy/design project and more of a pathetic attempt of a crazy cat owner to get the bear cat to stop scratching the stairs and upstairs carpets.  I picked this project of the three I was considering only because it was the quickest.  I did some hard-core lounging this weekend (and by hard-core lounging I mean bouts of tv catch-up intermixed with hours of scrubbing my severely neglected house) and didn’t get around to any challenge-related stuff.  It was a DIY free weekend- the first I can remember in recent history- and it was a very welcome change.   But that break left me with Monday night to shop and get something together by today to show you guys so I didn’t COMPLETELY embarrass myself.  Don’t worry, the other projects I was considering will definitely be done, and SOON- I have big plans for them.

The ‘Pin’ that I picked to tackle this time was originally from

I think it won me over partly because the cat in the picture looks a lot like Charlie

I decided to buy 2 different sizes of tubes to play around with it a bit.  This may or may not have been so successful (read: may not have been so successful).  BUT it did give me the opportunity to use a fun carpet sample that would have been too small for one of the larger tubes.  It was just dry enough to take clamps off this morning, so I don’t know yet if the kittens will actually use it, although they have been sniffing around it, so it’s looking hopeful.  They were, however not cooperative models.  Open windows and food dishes were MUCH more interesting.

Consider this post my apology for half-a**ing this season’s challenge, but it’s also a promise.  I VOW that the inevitable Spring Edition of the Pinterest Challenge will BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF (or if its warm and you aren’t wearing socks, it’ll blow your shoes/sandals/flip-flops off) so be prepared.

If you haven’t already, hop on over to the lovely ladies who hosted this season’s Challenge and check out their awesome projects.

Katie @ Bower Power Blog’s Watercolor Jellyfish

Sherry @ Young House Love’s Pouf

Cassie @ Hi Sugarplum’s Faux Antlers

Erin @ The Great Indoors’ Mason Jar Candle Chandelier

Seriously AMAZING projects- great job guys!!!



4 Responses to “Winter Edition”

  1. Nikki Kelly 03.14.2012 at 3:14 pm #

    I have this pinned too! Yours turned out great btw, I don’t know what your complaining about. Its awesome!

  2. Debbie @ My Little Mess 03.15.2012 at 1:20 pm #

    When thinking about making a scratching post I never thought about using cardboard tubes! You did a great job and I’m sure the kitties love it!

    • vintageviolet 03.15.2012 at 1:59 pm #

      They haven’t paid it too much attention yet. I still have to move it into the guest room where they spend a lot of time. I’ll probably cover it in catnip too to get their attention 😉

  3. Erin @ The Great Indoors 03.20.2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Don’t beat yourself up too much! We all need a stand-by project from time-to-time, and it seems like this one turned out really well despite being “easy.” A friend of mine used the same tutorial, and hers is still going strong, so it’ll be worth the time you spent! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!


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