Way back in 2009, I blogged about wanting to turn an armoire into a rat cage.
Well, 3 years later, we've finally gone and done it!
|Before (just the top part)|
We found a cheap hutch at Value Village and cleaned it out, sanded it down and then painted it.
|making it shiny!|
We varnished the whole thing and added a stainless steel back splash to part of the inside.
|glueing in the back splash|
The bottom of the inside was sealed with countertop coating to make it rat proof and easy to clean.
|mix A and B, apply and then wait forever for it to dry|
We installed wire mesh on the doors and front where the glass panels used to be.
|the shelves started their life as a shoe rack|
Finally we added shelves and ladders and food dishes, and all the other rat necessities.
|Barley enjoys her new digs|
And since we finally had the space, we took the opportunity to introduce two new rats to our mischief: Hops & Fuggles from La Ratterie des Trois-Rives.
|Hops in her new home|
Fuggles is a little camera shy, so you'll just have to trust me that she's also incredibly adorable.