Anyhow, after two days, she came out with a new condo. She got the idea from Lowes Creative Ideas. Now, she modified it some....ok, a lot. But we like the results.
the old window box - not great to look at but it works
hey!! Where did the box go???
you start with concrete forms from the hardware store
we are lucky that grandpa picked them up in his truck AND he offered to cut them too
the instruction sheet says to cover them in carpet but mom wanted to try paint
glue them togethe and wait (yep, those are grandpa's clamps too)
fleece blankets in the condo holes - this is before the top shelf was installed
check out the top shelf (recycled from the old window box)
Ivy slept here most of the evening
and this is the closest mom has ever seen Spud and Ivy sleep - EVER!!!
All told it took a couple of days, but that involved a lot of drying time. Lowe's says the cost is under $40. But without carpet and using paint on hand, it was probably cheaper. The idea sheet shows a pyramid - 2 on the bottom and one on top, but mom didn't think that was big enough so she bought 2 forms. There is one piece left over and she isn't sure what she is going to do with that.
Everyone checked it out pretty quick. Mac and Tommy lost interest pretty quick. Ivy found a spot and took it over. Spud was the first up on top. So far it has been a big hit!!!