Here's what I came up with. For $1, yup just one dollar, I purchased a vinyl, blue and white checked table cloth at a yard sale. I immediately thought....hhmmmmm...this could be a water proof cover for the cat food. Slap it on a cushion, rain doesn't get through, cat food stays dry and the moocher cats are happy! The only problem was that it looked a bit like a country picnic ho-down affair so.... I tried it on the diagonal, (better) and used some leftover white denim for the sides of the cushion (better still) and added a little orange flange for a pop of color (my front door is orange) and I think the result is kinda cute. What do you think?
|No, that is NOT one of the cats!!! That is Max, with a terrible hair cut. :o(|
On to the cat food storage problem.....On a trip to the flea market, I found a vintage diaper pail that had some really cute lines.
I painted it navy with spray paint specifically meant for plastic. Then added stripes in a brighter blue, epoxied pieces of orange folder over the ventilation holes and voila.....instanteously convenient cat food storage that is beside the cat food bowl.....how cool is that????? Very.
All in all, a big improvement to the front porch and the convenience of kitty care. Life is good.