After hemming all four sides of each piece (you could use fusible hem tape if you don't sew), I added a couple of pleats and stitched those in across the top, which will be hidden by the apron on the table.
Then, I just hot glued each piece to the back side of the apron. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to attach the fabric because I thought I might need to wash is at some point, but I went ahead and glued for now. If I find that I might need to wash it regularly, I thought about just hot gluing a few pieces of Velcro so the pieces can be removed easily. So far so good, though, it's staying clean.
So, the sides are covered and there's a split down this front piece for the cats to come in and out of. As I mentioned in the other post, they are in and out from under our bed through the bedskirt all the time, so I wasn't worried about them navigating their way through the fabric or it being "dark" inside... they have night vision! I did clip the side panel back for the first few days we used it just so they could see how they were supposed to get in there, and they caught on like champs!
Side note- found this photo in the middle of the ones I was editing for this post and thought I'd share! Visitors on our patio one night chowing down on bird seed... eek!
Have you ever tried to get a cat to pose in a certain spot? You should have seen both kids and me behind the camera trying to get a decent shot... now THAT would have been a funny instagram story!
I know a litter box isn't the most glamorous topic and project to be blogging about, but this one sure has made me happy!