Computer Monitor Morphs into Kitty BedPublished March 23, 2010
I don't know why these weird thoughts occur to me at times, but for some unknown reason all of a sudden I started wondering how many old computer monitors are lying around folks' homes with nothing to do? I don't mean that jazzy flat screen LCD monitors which have replaced most of the old-style ones. After we both made the switch to the "new" flat screen monitors, it seemed like it was forever that we had two dinosaur monitors living in my husband's office, taking up necessary floor space. And sadly to say, I am sure that we were not alone in our dilemma. There must be a host of old monitors gathering dust in people's basements attics or guest rooms. It makes me sad to think about all those unwanted pieces of equipment going to waste with nothing to do. Idle screens are the devil's playground. But fortunately we were finally able to make arrangements to swap both of them in exchange for some "free" computer repair service by a friend who had recently opened his own business and in need of spare parts. We could have recycled them, but the trade option was far more attractive and convenient. Since these old monitors are full of lead and other toxic material, it is not an ecologically sound idea to trash them by leaving them on the curb for the garbage collectors to get rid of them. So for all of us it was definitely a win-win situation. Now you may be wondering about why I am rambling on about old computer monitors. Just give me a moment of your time for me to explain. I am betting my bottom dollar that you will be very happy to learn that today I discovered, quite by accident, what I consider to be a rather highly unusual and controversial idea for a change in the career of those forsaken, discarded or abandoned computer monitors. The suggestion was posted on Facebook by a rather creative technically savvy person, and I was very intrigued to read what he had to say. Turn an old computer monitor into a cat bed. If you don't happen to have any spare monitors lurking about, they are easily obtained on e-Bay or can be found at yard sales or freecyle, according to the author. He supplied a very easy to follow set of instructions on how to create this cat-bed, and he claims that his cat loves the one that he made. Rather than typing out lengthy and fairly complicated instructions, for those interested in trying to make one, visit his website. Would your cat enjoy nesting in one of these hi-tech contraptions? Leave a comment and let us know.