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Monday, April 11, 2011

Shabby Chic SURPRISE!

Kitties!


Felix here, reporting for Shabby Chic Day!
Our fabulous Pals Milo & Alfie announced that April 11 is officially the day where we Cats celebrate our home destruction decorating skills.



As you might expect, with thirteen Cats living here at the Lounge, there's not many things that we haven't "modified" via tooth and claw and yak.  But the other Cats said I could show off my Art in particular, because my tricky knee was the reason Mommy started blogging, and today is--you guessed it--our

FIRST BLOGAVERSARY!!!!

So on to my Shabby Chic piece...
A couple of years ago, Mommy and Daddy bought a futon-type furniture Thingy for the spare room for guests to sleep on.  Guests came and they slept on it.  Daddy napped on it, and Mommy laid on it and read books.  It seemed innocuous.

But Kitties, this Futon Thingy offended me mightily.  It was covered in NAUGAHYDE!  Fake leather!  Artificial cow!
It was more than my CrankyPantz could bear.

Going to Town on the Futon Thingy!


I set to work, clawing on the sides.  Daddy put clear tape over my work, so I moved to the top.  Then SomeCat delivered the coup de gras and tinkled on it (Thank Cod!) and it was moved out to the Catio where I've been able to really Shabbify it!  It's so gratifying to see the fluffy polyester innards ooze out of the gaping wounds in it's faux hide. 

Now if you'll excuse me, I see a spot I missed...

Happy Monday!


XX  Felix  DaVinci  XX

51 comments:

  1. Great job with the shabby chic! Happy Blogoversary!

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! And look at you creating shabby chic!

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  3. We have just been perusing the blogs and it seems like faux leather is the bestest to shabbify! Must be catnip in furniture form.
    Is it really just a year you guys have been blogging ? It feels we have known you much longer than that. Happy Blogoversary! We hope you guys have a great celebration

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  4. Since it's your Blogoversary, we took a vote and we think your mom and dad should buy you another couch to shabbify. You could probably see your current work of art for big bucks!

    Happy Blogoversary!!! We love all of you so much!

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  5. Oh oh oh! Your BLOGOVERSARY? The Human and I are shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED! When we found you, we thought you must've been blogging like FOREVER since you were so good at it, but you started only a few days before we did! So it'll have to be a kind of joint celebration Thursday. I can't wait for Grayce to "show" me her fangs, heh heh.

    And good job with the futon, Felix.

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  6. Happy Blogoversary! Wow, it seems like we'z known yoo guys fureffur. Good job on da shabbying of da foo-ton. We did dat to da couch, it made dad mad. Mom neffur really liked da couch any way. Mom found something to cover it dat is purrty and dat maked both mom and dad happy, see, we were thinking of dem all along.

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  7. You've done an awesome job! We are so happy about your Blogoversary! We are proud to say we knew you when... and ever since. Even before Mom met your Mom we've loved you cats (and humans). We look forward to many years to come!

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! We're so glad you began blogging because we always love to see what is going on at the Lounge! You have done a great job of shabby chic-tifying that futon!

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  9. Impressive Job Felix : ) I love your decor style...Keep the same line and made it's cute by artificial fluff on top...Very Creative : )

    And HAPPY FIRST BLOGAVERSARY!!!!, you guys are cool cats in the blog, and me and my mom always love all of you.

    Love to be here
    xoxo

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  10. Felix!

    Bella and BooBoo here! We are great fans of your work! We have customized a desk chair and a pair of hideous (really nice) leather recliners (our parents have since gotten rid of...) Keep it up!

    Bella and BooBoo

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  11. Happy blogoversary! You have done a PAWSOME job on that faux leather futon, Felix!

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  12. OMC! Felix yoo are a troo artist when it comes to Shabby Chic! The Faux leather futon has been "modified" in a most artistic manner. Well done!
    Happy Blogoversary ~ we LOVE yoor blog!

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  13. Happy Blogoversary! You have an awesome furniture to personalize with that futon thing.

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  14. Happy First Blogoversary to you all! Mom and I love reading your blog.

    Now that leather work is especially skilled. I am sure your humans were so very very pleased when you got down to modifying it. My humans just got a new leather recliner. Hmmmmmmmm.

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  15. ConCATUlations!
    This is cool!
    Luna

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  16. Wonderful Felix!! You are a true artist!!!!!!!!! You are just so creative! Me and Charlie are in super duper AWE!! You have taste as well as style!! We hope you have great day shabby chic-ing that futon!! Take care
    x

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  17. p.s. HAPPY FIRST BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ONE YEAR ALREADY!??!?! WOW!!!!

    Hugs
    xx

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  18. Wow! That is some impressive shabby chic reactiveness!

    HAPPY FIRST BLOGAVERSARY!!!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  19. Happy blogaversary to you all. Aren't you lucky to have your own special scratchy post that can also be a sleepy bed :)xx

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  20. Happy Blogaversary!! We sure are happy that you started blogging and we wish you many, many more years!

    We have a faux suede ottoman that offends us too! We understand your frustration!

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  21. Happy Blogavarsary! I thought maybe had been blogging forever too cuz you do such a good job.

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  22. Happy blogaversary to you all! Well done - hope to see you for many more.

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  23. Wow, Felix, our Annie would have been so impressed with your decorating skills. You're a Master!

    A very happy blogoversary to you all! Here's to many more blogging years ahead. :-)

    -Fuzzy Tales

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  24. Oh my ~ but that futon has taken a beating! I bet it's still comfy though!!

    Happy 1st Blogaversary!! So happy you started blogging ~ keep up the good job!!

    xo Catherine

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  25. if we ever have naugahyde to kill we'll give you a call.

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  26. We are impressed at the awesome job you did on that futon thingy!

    Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

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  27. We're certain Leonardo would be most impressed with your painstaking work on the futon Felix - it takes a Grand Master to know another. May be you should open a futon distressing workshop to encourage shy kitties to show their talents.
    luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  28. Happy Blogoversary gang! And bravo! There is nothing shabby about that chic technique!

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  29. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!
    You guys are all awesome!

    We noticed the strange naug, naugh,....couch thingy in the background of your pictures with the back oozing out and wondered about it!

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  30. Happy Blogoversary!!!! That's awesome. I hope I can stick it out for that long and still write fun posts like this one.

    Hugs and squishes to all the kitties!
    Abby

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  31. Happy Blogoversary to all of you. We sure are glad you started to blog because we really enjoy coming here to visit. We are so proud of you for fixing that futon up so nicely. It is getting near purrfect. Have a great day.

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  32. MOL Candace on Divine design best watch out you are one serious competitor!!!
    Happy Blogaversary too. We are thrilled to have bee your fans for at least 3/4 of this first year.
    Hugs madi and Mom

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  33. Happy blogaversary!!!!

    Great job Felix on the decorating!!!!

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  34. Happy Blogaversary. I love how you did anumber on thhe fouton. think that faux leather is just made for scatching. It feels so good on the claws. Mum tried putting tape on her box as well but it didnt work. Hugs GJ xx

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  35. Happy First Blogoversary! We've truly enjoyed your posts ever since we discovered your blog!

    Felix is one clever kitty maniac! If you scratch it long and hard enough, it becomes yours for good!

    All I have to say is "Bravo"!

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  36. Such mastery Felix!!! Congratulations on your Blogoversary :-)

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  37. Felix! Great job on the naugahyde!! Seriously, it really needed your designer touch to make it better!! And the tinkling...congrats to whoever did that!!

    Happy Blogoversary!

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  38. Felix You are a man cat among man cats! That job on the naugahyde...superb!!!

    Concatulations to your Mommy and Daddy on the Blogaversary.

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  39. Boy we can't believe you've been blogging a whole year! (HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!)That is just fantastic!
    Felix you do good work young man!
    Keeping clawing and pawing.

    purrin
    xoxox
    Abby

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  40. Happy blogoversary! I am so glad we met you; I love spending virtual time at the Catio!

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  41. Happy Blogoversary!! I love reading your blogs very much. It is so much fun and your kitties are all cute! Felix Davinci, you are a great decorator!

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  42. Happy First Blogaversary! You guys are GREAT!

    P.S. since we don't ever think we've seen a real nauga we have no idea what their hyde's look like. YOU look like you is having way loads of fun and I commend your decorating skillz!

    wicked!

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  43. Wow, you KILLED that futon thingy. I am in awe.

    xoxo
    Homer

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  44. Wow! You have the best lounge ever!

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  45. Totally shabby chic! Diddy has a leather couch. I don't intentionally scratch it. I like Marmie's cloth couch and carpet best!

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  46. Happy blogoversary, kids! And Felix, very nice work!

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  47. Happy Blogoversary to you! Has it really been a whole year? Wowzer.
    We want to thank you for standing with us during Tristan's horrible ordeal. Your love and support means more to us than we can communicate:)

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  48. Happy blogoversary! Great decorating. "Pleather" offends us too.

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  49. Wow, you are expert at shabby-chic! And Happy Blogoversary! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws goin' for all my buddies in the Lounge and Lounge Mommy!

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  50. Great Shabbifying Felix!

    Wait, its yer 1st Blogoversary? It seems like we have known you all fer years! Keep the gtreat posts coming...

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  51. Sorry I'm a little late with this, but i just wanted to wish you a very happy first blogoversary!!!!!

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!