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  • Bonita Springs, FL

Deckbox to Litterbox

I picked this old deck box up at Habitat for humanity for $20., because I wanted to have a place to keep, my litter box, and contain the dust, the mess, and be able to clean it with ease
deckbox to litterbox, repurposing upcycling
I cleaned it with Dawn dish, soap and the hose, then let it dry out.
deckbox to litterbox, repurposing upcycling
I cut an entrance in one end with a small hand saw, with no difficulty at all.
deckbox to litterbox, repurposing upcycling
Next step was to spray paint.
deckbox to litterbox, repurposing upcycling
View from side
deckbox to litterbox, repurposing upcycling
I added a concrete mixing pan, for the litter box, because it is very sturdy. When I need to clean, I open the top, sit on a stool, and clean. It saves my back, and keeps all the dust inside.
deckbox to litterbox, repurposing upcycling
Because I live in Florida, and the box is on my enclosed lanai, (porch) I don't want anyone to know that it is a litter box. This has been the easiest project, and has made life with a litter box, so much easier to live with. It is quite a large box, but you could choose a smaller one, if space is a problem. The concrete mixing pan comes in 2 sizes, in Home Depot. I have 3 cats, so I chose the large.

Suggested materials:

  • Deckbox  (Habitat for humanity)
  • Spray paint  (Home depot)

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2 questions
  • S
    on Sep 23, 2016

    Why did you paint it if you're covering it with a tarp?

    • Mary
      on Sep 23, 2016

      I painted it because I was not going to cover it. The area on the lanai, where it sits, is a seating area, with a tropical wicker couch, a table and lamp, and matching chair, ...very relaxing , just wanted a different look.

  • Renee
    on Sep 28, 2016

    I need this for my two varmints. Kidding, my Cats. The dust, litter gets everywhere. I stress about it everyday. I don't mind the cleaning, but it's overwhelming because I can't deal with the floors, dusting , moppping, vacuuming....everyday. I want to scream BUT, I L💕VE my Boo-Boos. This is awesome. I'm worried about finding a "deck box?"though. Any ideas? They come in different sizes? Please help🕙if you can, I really need to do this. Kind wishes, Renée.

    • Lisa McRae Coopersmith
      on Nov 14, 2018

      Approx how much does a deck box cost? We have been using the cement mixing box for years. It is big enough and dead enough, that there are never any issues.

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  • Wil33691986
    on Aug 8, 2018

    If you have the room, this is really brilliant! Thanks for sharing.


  • Heather Elizabeth Lahman
    on Oct 26, 2018

    I am doing this project with in the next 2 weeks. I absolutely love it! I already have the deck box. Just need paint and a saw. Thank you for sharing your brilliant idea!!

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