How to turn a thrift store find into a cool faux fur stool.
It doesn’t happen often, but I think my husband loved how this project turned out way more than I did. I even got him to pose for a picture with my cool thrift store faux fur stool on his head, but I have been forbidden to share it on the blog. I would like to stay married so I will honor his request. Actually I put it on my IG stories the other day (before he forbid it) but he doesn’t know. Shhhh…don’t tell him. 😉
Anyway, it’s that time of month where the Thrifty Style Team gets together to share their thrifty finds. Make sure you check them out at the end of the post.
A few weeks back I was browsing through one of my favorite thrift stores when I found this little old wood stool.
Was I looking for a stool? Umm…no.
Did I need another stool in my life? Not exactly, but it was only $2 and I loved it. Nobody was with me to talk me out of it (yes, the hubs would have talked me down), so it came home to live with me.
It went right into the sunroom, where it sat while I tried to figure out what to do with it. At first I was going to leave it. Then I decided that I wanted to paint it. In the end though, a spare piece of faux fur completely changed my mind.
I had the stool and the fur. All I needed was a piece of foam to add a bit of a cushion.
Supplies to make a cool faux fur stool
- piece of faux fur
- utility knife – to cut foam
- staple gun
- a vacuum (it’s a messy project!)
This is such an easy project. I think it took me 10-15 minutes to do the whole thing.
To start, I drew a template of the stool seat on the foam and cut it out.
After I cut out the template, I turned the stool over and positioned my fur so that it would cover the seat and foam.
Then I started stapling the fur to the underside of the stool seat. There was no fancy formula to this step. I just pulled the fur tight, without moving the stool, and stapled all the way around.
Ten minutes and the stool had a cool new head of hair.
I think the faux fur was definitely the way to go. I thought about painting the legs but decided to leave them for now.
I’m loving it in the newly redone sunroom. It’s such a fun addition. I even sit in there petting it.
First the hubs posing with it, now me petting it. What is it about faux fur? 😉
Don’t forget to check out what my friends on the Thrifty Style Team are up to this month. They never disappoint.