Purrfect Solution – Hiding the cat box


We are about to list our house and hopefully that means lots of showings or not (if it sells quick). I have been stressing about what to do with the cats litter box. We had one with a top on it which is great, but I wanted something a little more subtle.

After scouring the interwebs and pintrest, I found the exact look I wanted. I had a base cabinet in storage and thought “WOW the perfect solution sits under me nose!” I discussed it with Andy and he had some ideas for modifying the cabinet. It would need a hole for the cats to enter and a top.

We brought it home from the storage building only to find out two things:

  1.  it was too big for the closet I wanted to put it in
  2.  it was too small for the cats current litter box

Back to the drawing board…

I decided I’d stop by goodwill on the way home from work one day. I thought maybe they’d have something cheap that would work. I went in with little hope of finding something. Low and behold, I found THE PURRFECT Solution haha. (hangs head in shame)

I saw it and thought, “HEY! This might work!”

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**Note: advantages to owning a huge car… last-minute thrifting!

Andy helped me unload it and we went right to work on modifying it.

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After measuring the hole carefully and deciding Chunky Monkey would fit, he decided to make the cut.

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I remember as a kid having one of these toy boxes.


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With the lifting lid, I can store their unused litter and scoop inside. They still have enough room to get in and maneuver about without making a mess of the floor.


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AJ seems to approve!


With a few more trim nails and removal of legos along with cleaning this thing from the inside out, I think it will work out just fine. This is just a quick fix. Once we move into the new house I will probably sand this thing down and give it a fresh coat of paint or stain. I haven’t decided just yet.

Here’s the low down. This project only cost $14. I paid $10 for the toy box and $4 for the new litter pan (their current one wouldn’t fit, it was too wide).


Sad thing is, I went to Target for just the $4 pan and walked away with $100 worth of other stuff.
I hate Target for that very reason. They get me every time!

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8 thoughts on “Purrfect Solution – Hiding the cat box

  1. Ha! Target gets me every time too. This is genius. I don’t have a kitty, but if I did, I would totally copy.

    Here’s to not very many showings!!! Good luck!

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