Sunday, August 14, 2011

One Empty Box of Cat Litter...

That's all it took to entertain me today. LOL!

I was laying in the bed last night thinking of all the things I want to do, but can't afford... so then I started to think about the things I had around here that I could use instead.... And it hit me! The empty box of Cat Litter that I was getting ready to throw away......

So I took some foamcore board and cardboard and cut out all the walls. Then I went back and covered those walls with scrapbook paper.... Ok ok... so if I had had my choice I would of used different paper, but I was working with what I had on hand. Measuring everything out to make sure it fit right was the hardest thing... But All in All it is a really easy project!

I still have to cover the outside... but my brain is thinking bigger, and I've decided that I need an apartment complex, Hahaa..... You just wait- one day I will have a skyscraper.... Bah ha ha!

So.... let's talk about what's going on inside. I decided that this place was going to be a daycare- where the owner lives upstairs. Cora had this really cute set of babies that I wanted to use.... and I still had several Calico Critters' furniture sets to use up... SO I put 2 and 2 together.

The wood stuff came from Michael's... It needs to be painted and prettied up some:) But this area will be her bedroom.

And on the left is her living room.

....and one of my favorite parts?..... The fireplace lights up.....

Downstairs on the left is the kitchen.... Although I have since rearranged everything again. I can't figure out which way I want it.... But there's a mix of stuff in here. The pink chair is from a generic set I bought as a kid.... And the microwave and its stand came from Cora's set. The little green beds in the front came from either the Mapletown or Sylvanian sets from the 80s. So did the rabbit. The rest of the stuff came from recent furniture sets from Calico Critters.

But I have to admit..... The nursery is my favorite room!

I just love those little critters with those tiny pacy's in their mouths:) I'm sure If I keep looking around here I can find more stuff to put in here.... But for now.... I'm going to go day dream about cat litter, lol....
...until next time...

8 comments:

Caseymini said...

Katie, an endless supply of room boxes!LOL I see a pet store in one, maybe a vet's waiting room with all kinds of weird pets or maybe a fancy cat bed for Otis.....

Kathi said...

So creative! I love it!

Judith said...

I love it! How clever of you to change a negative into a positive in such a wonderful way. Now I'm going to look around my garage and see if there are any potential homes out there. Judith x

Kim said...

ah Katie- you are a genius! I have been doing the same thing- thinking about what I can make that Secret Garden project in that wouldn't cost me a lot of money! I have to save a cat litter box now for some experiments! A high rise apartment has been on my list of things I want to build too! Problem is too many ideas and not enough hours, right? Hugs!!!!!

Lucille said...

You certainly have a huge stash of interesting things! I absolutely love what you did with everything. Those little creatures are adorable!

Belén. said...

A very very creative idea!! I like it =)
Hugs!

Jennifer Rydell of Plushpussycat said...

This is really cute! I love what you can do with creativity and gumption! :-)
Jennifer

Ana Anselmo said...

I believe you are in holidays, Katie. I hope you are having a wondeful time with your family, a birthday and a weddingin the same week!!!!
Lots of hugs
Ana