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Pixie’s new bed

Posted Sep 24 2013 5:01pm

It’s all about the fall now! If you didn’t know it was fall, a quick look at Pinterest would tell you that.  :D

Out comes the candy corn bowl for pumpkin oats!

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Anyway, I got Pixie’s bed finished.  The cost?  $4!   The bed started as a drawer.  John was going to throw away these 2 drawers , but I rescued them and made one into a shelf (painted white).  The other one I made into Pixie’s bed.

The only thing I needed to buy was a can of spray paint, the aforementioned $4 – or really $3 and change:

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Yep – it’s pink!

Pixie’s trial run of said bed:

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Okay, I find this suitable

 

On Sunday, it was out to my ‘workshop’ to paint:

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Since the drawer has a front panel, it doesn’t fit flush to the ground, so John cut me a couple small feet to glue on to balance it out:

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While all that was drying, it was time to contemplate the cushion.  I poked around some boxes and found a wad of cotton batting.  Do you ever find something and think, “Why the hell do we even have this?”  That was me, but this stuff was perfect.

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Of course, Pixie had to check out the progress and then proceeded to bite pieces off it.

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I measured the inside of the box and folded up pieces of batting to make a rectangle. Then taped the pieces together.

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Tucked the batting into an old pillow case that we never use anymore.

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Then I wrapped some fabric around it so that I can remove it easily to wash.  This bit of fabric I have had for over 20 years. I always lined the cat carrier with it for our old cat, Chloe , and then used it for Pixie.  Voila – her new bed.

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Turns out I think it is softer than she would like and I put that white towel on top of the cushion and she seems to like that better.

Pixie girl

(I know, she is being all adorable for you).

Although, she still really seems to like *this* better…

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Heat-seeking mode fully operational now that fall is here!

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