Cat Scratching Post

Earlier this week I mentioned how my husband and I started picking up the backyard. The weather has been so nice and we’ve been motivated to make things look good again. We’ve had an eyesore right at our patio for the past couple of months. My cat was using our house post as a scratching post… it was wearing down and discoloring and just looking awful. That’s when I had the idea to cover it with jute… I figured as Sophie, our cat, used it we could easily replace it when it needed an update again. Let’s face it… a cat’s gonna do what a cat wants to do.

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

When I say eyesore, I mean it… look at these before pictures… just looks terrible. UGH!

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

So I picked up some thick 3/8 inch jute at Home Depot for around $8.00 and our handy staple gun and went to work.

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

I only stapled the beginning piece and the ending piece. My husband helped me hold it in place to make it a little safer during the process and we started wrapping the jute in a circle. Just make sure the jute is nice and snug.

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

Then keep wrapping until you’re finish and staple the end to the post.

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

Here is how it looks now that it’s wrapped…

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

I love our darling little Sophie but somehow she always gets her way. I figured we could try and keep her off of the post but she is an inside and outside cat and we won’t always be able to catch her or stop her in the act. In my head, this was the best solution. Here she is watching intently while I work.

 {Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

This was a lot easier than painting the post or doing any drastic changes. As I mentioned earlier now we can just change out the jute if it starts to look worn and used. I doubt that will be for a while, it’s pretty thick stuff.

{Texas Craft House} Cassie

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