Impress your cat with a DIY rainbow deck #Do It Yourself#The Great Offbeat Outdoors#backyard#cats#patios#rainbow June 18 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Puck the kitten modeling my completed (for now) deck project. Let this cat introduce you to the latest and greatest in deck make-overs. Homie BubblesLeFay uploaded this photo to our Flickr pool and I just had to squeeze more details from her. This is how you can pull off your own rainbow deck re-do: "Platta" decking tiles from Ikea + spray paint + a whole lotta digging (optional) + weed barrier = sweet new deck! I didn't get enough tiles to do the entire area I wanted to do, so until I get my butt to an Ikea I'm just going to pretend that the unfinished area doesn't exist. It was formerly a mud/gravel pit, so this is a huge improvement. The kitten is a separate, and much more troublesome project. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Labels vs. Constellations: sexuality for the next generation NEXT How do you handle jealous grandparents? Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] "The kitten is a separate, and much more troublesome project." Bwahahaha. So are the dogs! 7 agree Reply Very neat! Does it get slippery when wet? I wonder if you could also use those to widen an existing sidewalk or pathway. Reply HELLO I AM SORRY I AM LATE TO THE PARTY! It's not terribly slippery when wet that I've noticed, however we seem to have a wee drainage issue that needs seeing-to, so most of it becomes a puddle during heavy rain, which has been frequent in my area lately. 1 agrees Reply It's like FLOR carpet, but for outside! Love it! 😀 1 agrees Reply AHHHHHHHH MY THING GOT FEATURED ON AN OFFBEAT SITE I'MA SPLODE FROM EXCITEMENT! 3 agree Reply Am I the only one super impressed how that cat is wearing a harness leash…and not looking murderous? Adorable deck and adorable kitty! Reply Puck is an Adventure Kitten; he *loves* going out to explore the yard. Also, the harness is a Kitty Holster, and they're supposed to be the most comfortable and secure kitty harness available. The downside is that Puck now DEMANDS walkies pretty much all the time. 1 agrees Reply I just adopted a blind kitteh (a female that my husband named Ray Charles of course, haha). She wants to spend all her time outside. I've tried taking her out in my dog's leftover puppy harness but she can weasel out if I'm not paying 100% attention to her (like if I'm multitasking by weeding, grilling, reading, etc). Imma gonna look into getting her one of these! Reply I use those Ikea decking tiles over some unsightly gravel around our sidewalk but I never thought to spray paint them. Love it! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.