We’re swapping around rooms over here. Eliza’s room was in our refinished attic while Jake’s brother Nick lived here, but we’ve been slowly moving her stuff to the second floor since Nick moved out in November. Eliza’s hedgehog, Hedgie, was living temporarily in Jake’s and my bathroom because the third floor’s temperature isn’t very consistent and Hedgie can’t get too cold or hot. Now that Eliza’s back on the second floor, Hedgie can go back with E. That means she needs to get a little fancier.
First, we bought Hedgie some Pink CareFresh Bedding instead of the wood fluff stuff we were getting before. It’s pretty, soft, more absorbent, and makes less of a mess.
Then I decided to spray paint the wood part of Hedgie’s cage to match Eliza’s dollhouse shelf. I bought some professional Montana Gold Spray Paint from our neighborhood art supply store, Creative Coldsnow. I’d never used professional spray paint before, but man does it make a difference. There aren’t any runs, it coats more evenly, dries quicker, requires fewer coats, and (the coolest part) comes in better colors. It’s a bit more pricy, but I think I’m going this way from now on. We’ll see how it holds up – that will be the real test to see if it’s worth it.
I couldn’t find a good before picture. I used 12 x 12 cardstock and Frog Tape (which works way better than regular painter’s tape) to mask off the non-wood parts.
Hedgie’s now living in her much more colorful world on the top of E’s dresser (which I’m also planning on painting). I’m going to fancy it up further with a banner using hedgehog fabric I bought from The Destash Squid.
Hopefully our little grumpy lady will be happy in her newly fancified habitat.