Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover

Nothing says welcome home like a clean litter box right? We’re sharing this Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover for hiding the unwanted.

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

I don’t know if you all are as plagued by litter box issues as I am. But I think I’ve finally found my heaven sent solution!

I love my fur child, Thomas like an actual pageant mom.

But I’ll be darned if he’s going to ruin our brand new wood floors and rugs with his spiteful litter box tendencies after all of this renovation madness.

Plus, nothing ruins a well-decorated room quicker than a dirty bathroom box.

A TON of you were asking about our Litter Robot after I shared it on stories a little while ago.

So here’s my quick summary — it is AMAZING.

I know a few of you mentioned the price tag on it, and I can absolutely relate. But literally, I would pay any amount of money for it.

It’s the only box that our cats use without fail. Thomas is so freaking particular about having an immaculately clean space. If we don’t scoop every day or multiple times a day, he’ll spitefully go outside of the box.

Let me just tell you that is my worst nightmare, especially after installing new floors with a far heftier price tag than a litter box.

We haven’t had a single out-of-the-box issue since we got them. (We’ve been using two on different floors of the house).

Since it’s my new best friend, I decided to dress it up with a Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover that fits our design style.

 

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Materials and Tools Needed to Make a Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover

Plywood — Cut down to one piece that’s 29″ x 26″and two pieces that are 29″ x 29″. Most hardware stores will cut this down for you for free!

Wood screws 1 1/2 inch long

4 metal “L” brackets

Painter’s tape

3 Foam brushes

Wood stain — In any two colors of your choice

Fine sandpaper

Paint — In the accent color of your choice for the lines

Ruler

Pencil

Drill

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How to Make A Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover

1 — Sand all of the edges and flat surfaces of the boards.

2 — Stain your 29″ × 26″ wood. The piece is going to be the top so we chose to stain it with solid color.

3 — For the sides, you’ll use a pencil and ruler to draw your pattern on. Then, tape off your pattern.

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

 

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

4 — Using a very dry foam brush with a little stain, brush the stain onto the pattern in alternating colors.

Make sure to use a different brush for each color.

If you use too much stain at a time, the oils will really bleed into each other.

Be sure to do multiple thin coats instead.

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

5 — Once the stain is dry, remove the painter’s tape.

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

6 — Re-tape the opposite edges to paint the accent color of your choice.

I ended up using multiple coats of white for a solid line finish.

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Step 7  – Using wood screws and L brackets, drill the L brackets to the inside of all four corners of the finished cabinet pieces

Now here’s to hoping Thomas keeps his spiteful habits at bay! So far, so good and I couldn’t be more thankful!

Do you all have any litter box tips and tricks that you live by?

In case you’re looking for more DIY ideas, check out our other ideas below —

 

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover by Top Houston Blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Patterned DIY Litter Box Cover

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5 from 1 vote
A simplified way to make your own litter box cover for hiding the unwanted.
Prep Time1 hr
Dry Time3 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Course DIY
Category Pets

Equipment

  • Drill
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Foam brushes
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Painter's tape

Materials

  • 1 29" x 26" plywood most hardware stores will cut down your wood
  • 2 29" x 29" plywood
  • 4 metal "L" brackets
  • 16 wood screw 1 1/2" long
  • 2 wood stain any color
  • Paint any accent color of your choice for the lines

Instructions

  • Sand all of the edges and flat surfaces of the wood boards.
  • Stain your 29" × 26" wood. The piece is going to be the top so we chose to stain it with solid color.
  • For the the two 29" x 29" wood sides, use a pencil and ruler to draw your pattern. Then, tape off the pattern.
  • Using a very dry foam brush with a little stain, brush the stain onto the pattern in alternating colors. Make sure to use a different brush for each color. If you use too much stain at a time, the oils will really bleed into each other. Be sure to do multiple thin coats instead.
  • Once the stain is dry, remove the painter’s tape and retape the opposite edges to paint the accent color of your choice.
    I ended up using multiple coats of white for a solid line finish.
  • Using wood screws and L brackets, drill the L brackets to the inside of all four corners of the finished cabinet pieces.
Cost: $90
KEYWORD: diy litter box cover, litter robot cover

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  1. I don’t know if you all are as plagued by litter box issues as I am, but I think I’ve finally found my heaven sent solution! I love my fur child Thomas like an actual pageant Mom:

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  7. Is this the only type of cabinet that anyone can make for the litter robot? I’ll admit that the robot is an attractive litter box, I’d rather look at an attractive piece of furniture.

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    • Hi Brenda! I’m pretty sure you can make anything around the liter box. Not sure about finding a furniture piece that’s already pre-made but it should be hard to construct one around the box like we did.

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  8. Is the cover you made sturdy? I am thinking of following your lead but I am concerned that plywood wouldn’t hold up.

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    • Hi Susanna! Yes, it’s pretty sturdy because of the L brackets. Ours have held up without any issues. Keep in mind that we have ours on top of a rug. If you plan on placing it on a non-carpeted floor, you could add a base bottom to it. If you have any doubts, you could go with a thicker plywood to be safe too! Hope this helps!

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  9. That litter robot is so cool!! Gonna make this litter box cover for my cat. I’m thinking about decorating the litter box cover with some string lights :) Thank you for the tutorial!

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  10. I made a DIY cat house last year over our regular litter box. My babes refused to use it. Granted, they have an option to go outside so they can cheat, but the idea that there was something around their litter box was disbelieving. I think this robot would make matters even worse! At least someone is modern enough to understand simplicity is not always best. Super cute!

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