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People Are Upcycling Retro TVs Into Stylish Cat Beds

I don't know about you, but I've been scouring Facebook Marketplace a liiiiiiittle bit too much these days. Okay—a lot. Listen, I can't resist looking at antique and vintage furniture. I just can't, and if I had the space, I would purchase all of it! It's times like these I'm thankful that I live in a micro apartment.

If you're like me and happen to come across a retro TV in your search that needs a little loving, don't scroll past it—consider creating a super cute and unique cat bed from it.

Your cat deserves a stylish abode just like you, and upcycling a mid-century TV into a cat bed certainly does the trick.

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I mean, I'm sort of jealous...

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Not only does the TV function as a comfy bed for your cat, but it also adds some extra dimension to your decor.

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And when your cat nestles inside the now-hollow screen, it looks like you're watching a sleeping cat on TV.

We all know how entertaining cats are!

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There aren't any specific instructions out there on how to create a cat bed from those wooden mid-century TVs, but there is one for this smaller style, and I'm sure it's a pretty similar process.


If you're interested, follow Instructables user davee930's tutorial.

I'm not going to lie, it requires a lot of careful unscrewing of parts, but it's so worth it in the end!

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Fill it up with a comfy cushion and decorate it with your cat's tastes in mind! The retro TV world is your oyster.

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If you love the idea but aren't interested in DIYing your own, you can buy a retro TV-inspired bed from Etsy seller QubiPetBeds for around $65.

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