Today has been designated Shabby Chic day by Milo and Alfie, and I have to tell you, it has not been easy to accomplish here! As you might recall, just when we thought we had everything perfect, housekeepers showed up to ruin it all! And we had worked so hard, especially Boodie. You might recall a version of the photo below from my FURminator post a few days ago… except my human Photoshopped Boodie’s fur out! This is the real, unretouched photo:
And now look at the rug. Shameful!
Boodie has been working very hard to get it back to where it was, but there just hasn’t been enough time to make it right again.
Fortunately not much can be done about the corner she has torn into a tassle. She is considering doing this with the other three corners too, for symmetry’s sake.
Binga has been slacking off a bit, thinking that she can rest on her laurels after adding a good amount of shabbiness to the dining room chairs. She should know that Shabby Chic is an ongoing process, and one is never finished decorating.
One item we have been able to work on undisturbed is the cat tree. We have had it for many years, and we are proud of what it has become.
I add some more Shabby Chic-ness to it every day.
And my human, being smart, has never once suggested doing something dumb, like throwing it out. She knows that all its marks mean we love it!
In fact, my human has even done some of her own Shabby Chic work — look!
We cats did not have anything to do with these worn areas. My human created them by dancing for hours to cardio exercise DVDs! She had made the rug far shabbier than we have!
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