Published on September 18th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Another "Pretty Kitty Potty"

Materials: IKEA Lack, Sofia Fabric, Hammer, some tacks, Borris Doormat.

Description: Simply followed the Instructions of the Original “Pretty Kitty Potty” but instead of screens I used some Ikea Sofia fabric and attached it with tacks.

The mat inside is a Borris doormat.

I also added a “door”. My kittys like dark spaces as you can see in the Pic. Look out for “Headlight-Kitty”…

I would have attached pictures from inside the tunnel but my cat jumped right on top of it and is now asleep there since 3 hours *lol*

I don’t know if all the product names are the same because I’m living in Germany.

Thanks for the Inspiration Fraser.

~ Daniel Stevens, Germany

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

13 Responses to Another "Pretty Kitty Potty"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Where can I purchase the piece of furniture where headlight kitty is hiding?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Could you tell us how you created the doorway? I love the arched shape but can’t work out how to organise it so that it doesn’t collapse

  3. Karolina says:

    This is a great idea and cheap!
    We are about to move to a new place and although very spacious there is no little nook to hide the litter trays. This is very inspiring.

  4. AlpacaLlamaCat says:

    Thanks so much for this great idea! I just copied it (using a different fabric and it’s made my shared office/cat play space a gajillion times better!!!

  5. btr1976 says:

    I love this idea. And the tables are so cheap! I also use the Ikea Hol Storage Box in my downstairs TV room, but I have another box upstairs for them and these tables would be great to hide it from plain view.

    My only concern is the headroom. My kitties like to stand while they are doing their business…. :)

  6. Hey, Thx. And you are right. I just pick up the first Lack Table to clean it.

    You can use just one table but my cat litter tray is so big that, if I would only use one table, you could see the whole mess through the “door” and I use very lightweight and natural cat litter that can be recycled through the toilet so it was very necessary to have a doormat inside the whole thing.

    My cats love it because there´s room for a big pillow on top of the two tables so they also have a new place to take a nap ;0)

  7. Anonymous says:

    This idea is genius, thanks for posting it. But I’m wondering if it’s necessary to have 2 tables. I know the mat helps catch all the extra litter pieces but it seems excessive to have a whole other table just for that purpose. Or is it?

  8. prue says:

    @ anonymous: just skip them then.

    must have been a million playkitchens now, and no one ever complains about them…..

    as someone who’s still waiting for the perfect solution to hiding the litter box cheaply but cleverly in a small space, I am happy about any idea that might inspire me.

    personally, I have no use for either playkitchens (no kid) or underbed storage (built into my bed already), but hey, as I said, no one forces me to read those entries. (which I still do, but that’s my choice so I don’t have to complain)

  9. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Look pretty and nice, but MUST be a real pain to clean out . . . Huh?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Please, enough cat crappers already!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Very cool!


    Probely you just have to pick up the first lack table (they’re very light), and then you just slide out the prettykittypotty

  12. Anonymous says:

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh scary eyes

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