Wednesday, April 23, 2008

fancy watch tower

Every cat needs a watch tower. A post from which to view the goings-on outside: especially in our back yard. It is like the Get-Along-Gang out there. A small family of Raccoons: Rocky, Roger, Rodney and Rachel. Several stray cats: Heathcliff, Calamity, Jane, Cheetarah, Panthro, Scratchy, Marbles and Trashy. And of course, the squirrels(Rocket and Randall) and birds (Rebecca and Old Blue).

There is no need, however, for this "pride rock" of the house to be ugly. For three years our cats, Max and Basie, have used that stool to observe the world which they dare not venture out in. From Colorado to Washington, this stool has seen it all. It was high time for a makeover.

Light blue paint ties it in with the decor in the dining room, but sets it off from the apricot colored walls. The damask stencil in black adds a little graphic punch and a nod to the black lacquered wine cabinet nearby. It only took two light coats of paint to get the job done, and now the cats are watching in style.


Candace said...

What a perfect day for this posting! While I was supposed to be working, I was thinking about painting my dresser and how I wanted to add a little something special -- like a stencil! Your stool looks fantastic. Perfect for two cats peeking out the window.

Betsy said...

Thanks Candace. Looking forward to tackling your dresser soon!

Aime said...

Love that stencil and the positioning in the lower corner - the offset of the stencil is so mod!