Betty's Room, LLC
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Fit for a McQueen contemporary-bedroom

Fit for a McQueen


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December 30, 2013
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While the vertical nature of the home suits the cat well, they wanted to avoid ugly scratching posts and other unsightly cat must-haves. Plenty of built-in perches allow McQueen to look out each and every window. Here, rope wrapped around the wardrobe pole suits McQueen's purposes in style.
Mitchell Parker added this to So You Want to Get a Cat
Are you OK if your furniture gets a few scratches? Cats scratch. Plus, they're natural climbers and your furniture will become their jungle. If you care about your stuff, you’re going to want to protect it somehow. Because of this, Denberg says cats are a bit more difficult than dogs when it comes to interior design. "Cats get on furniture, are more invasive," she says. "They get on kitchen counters. Cats have more available cubic footage than dogs. They can get anywhere.”Most homeowners respond by giving cats other things to scratch on, which often satisfies this need. But while scratching posts are good, "nobody wants to look at them,” Denberg says. Plus, they don’t always prevent cats from testing out their claws on other things. If this is a problem, you might want to consider removing that precious piece of furniture for a while, or covering it. In this Philadelphia home, the owner wrapped a wardrobe post with rope for a design-minded alternative to the carpet scratching post.
If you are thinking about getting a cat, there are a few things you need to know. For starters be prepared to live with a few scratches and choose pet-friendly fabrics that are durable and easy to clean. Full story: So You Want to Get a Cat

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thinkchoices added this to CATS
1 hour ago
rope wrapped around the pole
Pilar Acero added this to pilar_acero's Ideas
6 hours ago
allyfortune added this to allyfortune's Ideas
last Wednesday
Car scratcher
klbish added this to klbish's Ideas
January 11, 2015
add cat scrtaching material to piping in laundry room
Michelle Gochnour added this to cats
October 23, 2014
Cat tree, but not
claudia4rose added this to main
October 10, 2014
Built in Scratching post? Great idea!
Kelley Goldmanis added this to Misc
October 2, 2014
Kitty scratching pole
Carolyn Connell added this to carolyn_connell's ideas
September 2, 2014
diy scratching post
andersonlyn added this to pet ideas
August 3, 2014
In this Philadelphia home, the owner wrapped a wardrobe post with rope for a design-minded alternative to the carpet scratching post.
Judith Glassing added this to Judith Glassing's Ideas
July 21, 2014
Less damage by cats
komallory added this to Katherine's General Ideas
July 13, 2014
this is where I got the idea or using part of scratching post in different areas?
daydream34 added this to Tracy's picks
June 22, 2014
Can we have some sort of sisal rug area where the cat can use it as her scratching post?
lara029 added this to Living Room Ideas
May 28, 2014
sugarlynx added this to Random stuff
May 18, 2014
jared75 added this to Chinoiserie
May 16, 2014
Rope wrapped around pole
melissad884 added this to melissad884's living room ideas
May 12, 2014
rope around pole for cat...
Raquel Madureira added this to raquel_madureira's ideas
April 21, 2014
ideia para Benji :P
justlooken added this to Cat Details
April 15, 2014
cat details-scratcher detail
nimime added this to Pets
March 23, 2014
Heating pipes as a scratching post!!!
danhoude added this to danhoude's Ideas
March 12, 2014
Idée pour le sous sol
jtmmartino added this to Misc
March 8, 2014
Scratching Post
Jo Starr added this to Pet Places
March 7, 2014
Wrap a pole in rope
iamgato added this to Zen Rooms
March 5, 2014
Penny V. added this to Odds and ends
March 1, 2014
Rope on ikea closet rod for scratching post.
mchurst1 added this to bedroom
February 27, 2014
Cat scratcher
dfletch added this to dfletch's ideas
February 25, 2014
Cat ideas
mydesign12 added this to mydesign12's ideas
February 24, 2014
Pet Toys
emiliesgarden added this to Living Room Ideas
February 23, 2014
this is a pole wrapped in sisal rope and secured to furniture to give the cats a place to scratch
marais777 added this to pets
February 23, 2014
add scratching material to poles, cats want to stretch when they're scratching and this won't tip over
dawnwadsworth added this to living space
February 23, 2014
cat scratching post
bidwinner36 added this to bidwinner36's Ideas
February 23, 2014
Cat idea
dianneandwayne added this to dianneandwayne's ideas
February 23, 2014
simple, unobtrusive scratch post
bonniesac added this to bonniesac's Ideas
February 21, 2014
The double use of the support pole, making it a cat scratcher.
rusrsch added this to gus
February 20, 2014
Brooke Whitley added this to things for the home
February 20, 2014
cat scratcher
Peggy Shull added this to projects for living with pets
December 26, 2013
put rope on posts in the basement
smaktcat added this to clever storage, secret passage
December 21, 2013
Scratch pole in closet
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December 13, 2013
cat post
javagirl1972 added this to Space Optimized
December 13, 2013
Kitty scratching on write rope
thepetersons added this to Cat-Animal Ideas
November 16, 2013
great idea for extra use from piping - cover in sissel.
Lisl Schweers added this to Lisl's Favorites
November 15, 2013
Great kitty scratching post idea
pamelasreference added this to pamelasreference's Ideas
October 25, 2013
kittty scatch post
countryplace added this to countryplace's Ideas
October 19, 2013
scratching post
shelby1229 added this to pets
October 9, 2013
DIY scratching post
Cammie Gilbert added this to Paul- Kitty!
October 8, 2013
cool scratching post ideas
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October 2, 2013
Cat scratcher
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August 22, 2013
cat scratch post
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August 12, 2013
scratching post
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August 10, 2013
scratching post for cats
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August 6, 2013
M&M sometían to scrach
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August 5, 2013
For the cat
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August 3, 2013
scratching post
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August 3, 2013
House 2013 Cat scratcher on furniture leg.
Carol Frost added this to carol_frost's ideas
August 1, 2013
Pipe Scratch Pole for Cat
Vahideh Verne added this to pets
July 30, 2013
scratching rope
rider7676 added this to Cats
July 30, 2013
In this Philadelphia home, the owner wrapped a wardrobe post with rope for a design-minded alternative to the carpet scratching post.
lamannashp added this to Pets
July 29, 2013
Wrap a post with rope
pacificcoastglover added this to Closet Ideas
July 29, 2013
wrapped wardrobe pole as cat scratcher!
rtwoj added this to My Ideas
July 29, 2013
Scratch Post + Tree
Norma-Jean added this to DIY
July 29, 2013
cat post idea
Kathie Waters added this to attic master bed/bath
July 29, 2013
In this Philadelphia home, the owner wrapped a wardrobe post with rope for a design-minded alternative to the carpet scratching post.
madelie123 added this to Living Room Ideas
July 29, 2013
jenwilliams added this to jenwilliams's ideas
July 29, 2013
Pole for cat scratching
medean425 added this to cat friendly
July 29, 2013
incorporate scratch post
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July 28, 2013
Alexa Callaghan added this to cats
July 28, 2013
rope scratching post
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July 28, 2013
scratching post
auntya added this to Basement playroom
July 28, 2013
wrap poles as cat trees
lakeq added this to lakeq's ideas
July 28, 2013
it's low profile
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July 28, 2013
jerygood added this to Pets
July 28, 2013
Scratching post idea
missmuc added this to missmuc's Ideas
July 28, 2013
Cat ideas
juliebisson added this to cat
July 28, 2013
Home made scratching post. À faire dans le sous sol sur les poutre d'acier.
vilga added this to Living Room Ideas
July 28, 2013
geras, apvynioti vamzdi galastuvui
jennifermiller05 added this to kitchens
July 28, 2013
cat scratch post
ckliebert added this to ckliebert's Ideas
July 26, 2013
Kitty post
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July 25, 2013
kittie scratch post
macavity200 added this to Miscelleous
July 25, 2013
Rope wrapped around a wardrobe leg.
fionaaggie added this to fionaaggie's Ideas
July 25, 2013
Good idea for hiding scratching posts among your normal furniture
krekoski added this to krekoski's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Cat post
Talisha Hibdon added this to Talisha's dream home
April 29, 2013
hidden scratching post
manekicrazy added this to manekicrazy's ideas
April 11, 2013
Ha ha
lawyerette added this to lawyerette's Ideas
February 24, 2013
Great idea
dakotadixie added this to dakotadixie's ideas
February 19, 2013
Scratching Post
italiancat added this to entry/hall/detail
February 7, 2013
discrete cat scratching post
suzgroton added this to collected rooms-shared
November 22, 2012
never forget the cat.
bryanne added this to bryanne's Favorites
November 8, 2012
How to camouflage ugly scratching posts!! Genius.
dundiddit added this to Pets at Home
November 7, 2012
The upright support also serves to hold this furniture above the floor.
dnshogan added this to dnshogan's ideas
October 18, 2012
love the creativity
kristafreeborn added this to Bedroom
October 14, 2012
An invisible scratching post for the cat
Ruth Hoyt added this to Pets
September 21, 2012
Makeshift scratching post
benghon added this to benghon's Ideas
September 16, 2012
Built in scratch posts
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September 15, 2012
Great scratching post
bruinette added this to pet solutions
September 15, 2012
The scratching post is part of the furniture & practically invisible!
068841 added this to 068841's ideas
September 12, 2012
This is just what we need for our cat!!!
Jackie Mcknight added this to jackienine's ideas
September 12, 2012
great idea white rope around the white pole hides the post!!
iroy3015 added this to iroy3015's ideas
September 11, 2012
great idea, cat's delight
kikibee added this to kikibee's ideas
September 11, 2012
rope on a pole is a simple cat scratching post.
manarmour added this to manarmour's Favorites
September 10, 2012
Rope around a post
dolly2007 added this to dolly2007's ideas
September 10, 2012
scratching post
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September 10, 2012
scratching post
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September 10, 2012
Rope wrapped around pole as cat scratcher
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September 10, 2012
cat post
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September 10, 2012
rope around post
alisonaroberts added this to New Home
September 9, 2012
Better than a normal scratching post
misselsa added this to misselsa's ideas
September 9, 2012
colored (or white) rope around a vertical surface makes a good scratching post
paigeedream added this to paigeedream's ideas
September 9, 2012
for Windy
cristinacaridi added this to tina's ideas
September 9, 2012
vertical cat scratcher
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September 9, 2012
rope on pole for cat
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September 9, 2012
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patriciamscott added this to patriciamscott's Favorites
September 9, 2012
Cat scratch post
Lanie Brown, REALTOR®, Martha Turner Sotheby's added this to other touches
September 9, 2012
good kitty!
cbcbrass98 added this to Cool ideas
September 9, 2012
Cool idea to integrate cat friendly features!
bigmar added this to Cat house
September 9, 2012
scratching post
jwcatfancy added this to jwcatfancy's ideas
September 9, 2012
hidden scratching post
alexanderspencer added this to cat ideas
September 9, 2012
Scratching post
Betty's Room, LLC added this to Modern, Pet-Friendly Home
August 6, 2012
This scratching post blends in with the clean white design of the floor while still giving McQueen a place to stretch and scratch it out!
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