This TikTok Hack Transforms An Old TV Into A Cozy Cat Bed

published Jan 16, 2023
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Cat beds have gotten a serious upgrade in recent years. Rather than snoozing the day away in whatever their owners could find at PetSmart — which can still be great, by the way — some furry friends doze in elaborate flower trees or beds that look more like miniature spaceships.

While these cat beds tend to fall on the more expensive side, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Just ask TikToker and DIY pro Blake Kinsman (@blake.kinsman), who turned his old TV into a cozy kitty bed and shared the impressive process in a recent TikTok video.

First, Kinsman drilled a hole into the top of the TV and took out the back panel so that he could safely remove the TV’s electrical panel, wires, screen, and everything else that would otherwise get in the way. Next, he made a new makeshift back wall with a spare piece of wood, covering it in more aesthetically appealing contact paper and night sky-themed decals. The hole in the top became home to a cat scratcher and antenna, while a disco ball and traditional cat bed were added to the interior. And voila! What was once an underused TV is now a play and sleep area for two lucky kitties.

Clearly, Kinsman’s DIY work hasn’t gone unseen. At the time of writing, the video has received over 32,000 likes and over a million views.

“From one cat lover to another… this is wonderful and now I want one,” one user commented.

Another chimed in, joking, “As long as you don’t get bored watching [your] cat on TV!”

While the results are impressive, Kinsman reminded viewers that seeking out professionals for projects like this is important, writing, “This is done by professionals and proper caution was used.”

Purrfect, if you ask me.