Hide Away Your Cat Litter Box and the Stink

Everyone loves cats but no one loves the litter box stink. We have quite a few cats in our house so I needed to find a place to hide the litter box so it was out of sight and smell. I kept seeing all these great wooden litter box hide aways but they were priced way out of our budget, some costing over $100!

So I got crafty and decided to convert our cabinet in our entry way into my own little hide away for a litter box. I already had everything I needed with the exception of a tension rod which I picked up at Walmart for under $5.

Best of all our cats love it! This is our biggest box and it gets the most traffic out of any of the boxes we have setup for them.

Here is what you will need –

  • Screwdriver
  • Litter box of your choosing (we opted for a giant rubbermaid storage container)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric for Curtain (I used a clearance curtain I had bought at IKEA ages ago)
  • Tension Rod width of Cabinet
  • Scissors
  • Iron


  1. Start by using a screwdriver to take the door off of your cabinet you wish to use.
  2. Measure the opening left from the door you just took off. You are going to use the measurement you just took and add 5″ on both length and width. The extra space on length gives you enough extra to sew in your pocket which the tension rod will go through. The extra width is if you want it to have a wavy or scrunched look and not just be straight across.
  3. Evenly fold a pocket down from the top of your fabric, make the pocket size one that will fit the tension rod width you purchase. Press the fold down with an iron to make it easier to sew.
  4. Time to get sewing! Stitch along the bottom of your curtain securing the pocket for the tension rod to go in. If you need to also hem the bottom to prevent fraying. If you don’t know how to sew or have access to a sewing machine another great alternative is to use an iron active heat and bond tape that can be found at any craft store. Here is an example of one of the options out there!
  5. Now prep your new box but making sure it is clean and filled will fresh litter.
  6. Last but not least, it’s time to hang your curtain.

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