4.11.2011

Shabby Chic Day

Our friends Alfie and Milo are hosting Shabby Chic Day and we thought we'd join in the fun.  Although there are many fine examples around the house of my boy's decorating flair e.g. nose prints on windows, clawed screens, chewed blinds and paw prints on the glass coffee table, Ben has progressed far beyond the others honing his skills and I think you will agree that nothing tops this.....

Ben's paw-work
This is our living room sofa and Ben has had a field day scratching which makes me very cross!  You will notice the elegant tape that has been applied in an attempt to curb his decorating efforts.  The tape does help, the only problem is I have to take it off every time people come over and then reapply after they have gone.  It's a bit of a pain in the neck.
I hear tape is very in this year
I know all of you wish your sofas looked this good.  Thanks Ben!

32 comments:

The Monkeys said...

Ben, your decorating skills are amazing! We think you're the best fiber artist we've seen!

SuziQCat said...

Ben you are doing a fine job decorating at your house. Humans just don't appreciate the work that goes into getting a sofa just right.

Kea said...

Wow, Ben...! You have us beat by far with your decorating expertise. BTW, check out Marg's Pets, if you haven't already, for a couple of sensational ideas...if you need any more. LOL.

-Fuzzy Tales

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! Ben is so talented and shows amazing flair. The settee snagging is PURRfect! Well done Ben!

Brian said...

Wow Ben, you out did me fur sure, bravo!!!

CCL Wendy said...

Ben is extremely talented! It seems he has found his niche in shabby chic!

Why cover up his art? Your guests may actually enjoy it!

Well done!

Felted House said...

Just to say thank you so much for your message about Archie - I see you have an Archie too. You have beautiful cats. I remember coming across your heartbreaking tribute to Max a long time ago and reading it, so tragic and I'm so sorry. I can't get over the shock yet of our loss, but it helps to know people care xx

Mr Puddy said...

Hee...Heh..Heh, Sir Benjamin, That's absolutely Master Piece !!!!! Proud of you sir : )
xoxo

Simba said...

Oh, Ben! Very shabby chic! Maybe Softpaws in your future?

Marg said...

Wow that Ben is sure a great at the decorating department. We like to change the look of all of your furniture. In fact there isn't much left on the chairs to change. Great pictures.

Daniela said...

Wow, that is awesome work. I'd be my treats that your mom would rather have you than nice furniture any day..xoxo

Homer

Rene said...

Oh, Ben, you sassy boy!

Admiral Hestorb said...

OH yes...excellent decorating skills..I am furry impressed! xoxox (I am..really)

OKcats said...

We're really bummed our mom did not let us show off OUR handy work! Ben, you are one lucky mancat!! And so very talented, too!

Sparkle said...

Yay Ben! You've done a great job of putting Shabby Chic touches on that couch.

Cloon said...

Ben, you do some very detailed "paw-work". I thinks that once the word gets out, your artistry and skills will be in great demand....

ABBY said...

*wow* Ben that looks just like one chair Momma had reupholstered ... Momma didn't know Ping had done anything to it because she had a chair cover on it. When she took the cover off...oopsie. SHE was not happy.

*sigh*

purrin
xoxox
Abby

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You guys need a gallery showing, very impressive art!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Great job Ben - Mom has given up on sprucing up for company! It is what it is - a house of cats.

Daisy said...

Good work, Ben! You got the texture just right!

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Ben! That's some pawsome paw work you've done on the couch!! Our mom uses that tape, but she just leaves it on when company comes over. Our mom wants to get some new furniture, but she's afraid of how we might "decorate" it!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

if Ben would just do it to the ENTIRE couch then maybe you would start a trend! :)

The Very Best Cats said...

Wow Ben, you look like you were having loads of fun. Our Mom won't let us do that. She has bought us lots of scratching posts and cardboard scratchers. Mom and Dad's sofa and chair is new. If Motor or I did any fancy fabric work, I think we would be in big trouble.

Fin said...

Wow! Lovely work!! Lovely!

Cory said...

Ben, that sofa is an original piece of artwork now. So much more than something to sit on!

Melody said...

You go Ben!! I too like being a Bad Kitty!

Marley

Penny said...

Boy Ben you are so lucky - to get to decorate like that.

Pellie shoots me with the water bottle if I try to do anything like that. I do like to pull books from the library shelves - but that's all I can get away with.

Purrs,
Genghis

Madi and Mom said...

MOL Ben the fuzzy look is in and you my handsome friend have purrfected the look
Hugs Madi

Hannah and Lucy said...

Ben we think you are the leading scratch artiste
your mom has struck lucky with her own personal furniture designer.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

LP said...

Wowsers Ben! You obviously fall into the Multiple Genre for you artistic endeavors! You have fibre art down to the pat and claw BUT it's the art within the art that is sooo remarkable! We think your Mom's guests would truly appreciate your efforts. We do!!
the critters in The Cottage

Au and Target said...

Love this post! We missed it as our Net connection went down.

Catsparella said...

You're quite an artisan, Ben! How much do you charge for your work? :)