My boyfriend and I decided to go mattress shopping last weekend because our current mattress is horrid. It’s a hand-me-down of a hand me down and I usually end up sleeping on the couch because the bed is too small for two six-foot-tall people.
The hunt began at the typical chain mattress stores and eventually we found a winner at a local mattress store, Factory Mattress USA. I can’t wait to sleep on our new Simmons Beautyrest Classic firm with pillowtop. Sounds way fancier than it is. The foam mattresses are crazy expensive, try in the $4000 range. Either way, It’s the first *new* bed either of us has ever bought and I am excited.
Which brings me to the entire point of this blog—our cat, Barf. She loves to claw at the corners of the current horrid mattress and tear it up. I am paranoid she is going to destroy our gorgeous new purchase with her claws. We had some cardboard lying around and I decided I could probably be crafty(ish).
I found this blog (which is an awesome craft idea source if you’re bored): http://m.designsponge.com/2009/01/diy-project-recycled-cardboard-kitty-pad.html and decided to give it a try.
Mine did not come out as pretty, but Barf rubbed all over the surface of the scratching pad and pushed it across the room. No scratching yet, but I am hopeful with the catnip inside. Hopefully the bedskirt will deter her also….