Hilary’s DIY Window Perches With Cozy Fleece Beds!

Mon, Mar 1, 2010

DIY Projects

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Hilary from Vancouver created this pair of window perches for her two boys Hank (orange) and Truman (Tuxedo) and they seem to be a perfect fit! She used the trusty old IKEA Ekby Bjarnum brackets and Jarpen shelves mounted just below the window sill. To create cozy cushions that don’t slide off the shelves, Hilary smartly stitched some twill tape to the corners of two faux sheepskin cat beds and tied the beds to the shelves. Nice solution! And they can be easily removed for cleaning.

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27 Responses to “Hilary’s DIY Window Perches With Cozy Fleece Beds!”

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    J Rose

    Those are fantastic! I love it.

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    Mandy

    These are cute and creative! If I didn’t have hairless cats (ergo opting for heated window perches), I would try this. I think they look modern and more sophisticated than mass-marketed window perches (even the heated variety, unfortunately).

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    T. Wahl

    That’s a simple, yet great idea. For fellow UK fans of Modern Cat, I found one after a bit of searching:
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S89870335

    and the brackets without the shelf: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90136136

    Cheers!

  4. 4
    Karin

    Great idea, and what cute boys!

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    Jessica D.

    Love that idea! So simple.

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    Liz

    What a wonderful idea! Does anyone know how much weight those shelves will really hold (I dont trust the website to be honest) because I have a fat cat that would probably not be able to resist a window perch like this…

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    ihavecat

    so cute! and the cats seem so happy!

  8. 8
    Nan

    What a hoot!

  9. 9
    Jen

    Purrfect! What a great idea!

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    Eva H

    Love the individual perches!

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    Rebecca

    Cute kitties! Hank and Truman seem to really enjoy their comfy perches:)

  13. 13
    Terrie

    These are great! The boys look adorable looking out the window together :)

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    Cathy S.

    Very nice! Lucky kitties!

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    Bet

    Precious! I can see that the two cats enjoy these very much!

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    Grayce

    Great idea that I will certainly try. Looks smart and the cats have a great view out there.

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    Shay

    This is just what Chloe needs before she tears up my plant.

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    Little Doll

    What a good idea! LOL, Liz, I have a chubster, too.

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    Lee Brucato

    What a wonderful idea and way for the kitties to see what is happening outside.

  21. 21
    shrf

    Can anyone tell me where i can get those cushions? In Europe preferably…

  22. 22
    Anita

    I am moving to a place next month in Vancouver with lots if windows and need to payback my Dazey for having to live in a basement apartment since last year so I think that these perches around my new place would be a nice little gift! Thanks for the great idea!

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    J.

    Ooh! You should send this to Ikea Hacks!

  24. 24
    Campbell

    Do the bjarnum brackets require a power drill to install?

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    eny

    WoW! good idea!

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    Kat

    This is fantastic! I wonder if it would be able to hold a 13lb fatty pants? :P

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    Brenda

    What a great idea! My boys (~7 months) are getting too big for our current window seat. I noticed it was bowing a bit when they were both on it. We already have IKEA shelves in the den, so it will fit purrfectly (I couldn’t resist) with the room.


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