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Woman Hand-Crafts a Mid-Century Modern Style Cardboard House for Her Two Cats

Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders

If you have a cat, you know that they’re obsessed with cardboard boxes. While watching her two feline friends—Huckleberry and Floyd—play inside an old package, cat mom and graphic designer Gentry Sanders was struck with an idea. Armed with old boxes and creativity, she decided to build them a mid-century cardboard cat house.

Called Mid Century Meow-nor, the stylish kitty abode was crafted from a Hello Fresh delivery box and an Amazon box. Sanders spent an entire weekend creating it, but Huckleberry and Floyd were on site to make sure it was done right. “I can't do anything in my house without them being involved in it,” Sanders reveals. “They loved the cutting of the cardboard because they got to lay on it and chew it. Surprisingly, they left me alone when I painted but I purposefully planned that during their afternoon nap time.”

Featuring angular roofs, asymmetrical details, and large windows, Sanders’ cardboard creation would surely please the likes of mid-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright. However, what about her toughest critics, Huckleberry and Floyd? Sanders was surprised to see both of her cats immediately taking to their new cardboard home. She says, “Huckleberry has slept in it all day while I have been working and Floyd put his catnip banana inside so it has gotten the Cat Seal of Approval.”

Want to make this for your cat? Sanders kindly published a step-by-step guide on her blog, so anyone can make it at home.

Meet Huckleberry and Floyd: two fluffy felines who love nothing more than playing in cardboard boxes.

Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders

Inspired by their love of packaging, their mom Gentry Sanders decided to build them a house from old boxes.

Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders

The epic cardboard cat house looks just like a miniature mid-century abode.

Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders

Huckleberry and Floyd certainly feel right at home.

Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders Cardboard Cat House by Gentry Sanders

Gentry Sanders: Website | Instagram | Pinterest
Huckleberry & Floyd: Instagram
h/t: [The Dodo]

All images via Gentry Sanders.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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