Cool Thrift Store 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. πŸ˜‰

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.

A $2 thrift store find turned into a faux fur stool for the sunroom.

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. 

A $2 thrift store find turns into a cool faux fur stool.

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

  • stool
  • piece of faux fur
  • foam
  • 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.

Turning a thrift store find into a cool faux fur stool for any room.

After I cut out the template, I turned the stool over and positioned my fur so that it would cover the seat and foam.

A $2 thrift store find turns into a cool faux fur stool with just a few supplies.

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.

A $2 thrift store find turns into a cool faux fur stool for any room in your home with this easy DIY tutorial.

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? πŸ˜‰

How to turn a thrift store find into a cool faux fur stool for any room with this easy DIY tutorial.

Don’t forget to check out what my friends on the Thrifty Style Team are up to this month. They never disappoint. 

cool faux fur stool


faux fur stoolA thrift store find turns into a cool faux fur stool for any room with this easy DIY tutorial.

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  1. Melanie
    Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 6:58 am

    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I actually have a stool and fur already, so I will definitely do this myself!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:39 am

      Yay, so glad you’re going to give it a try! Let me know how it comes out. πŸ™‚

  2. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 7:02 am

    $2.00? And the faux fur looks beautiful! The stool really is cool and looks wonderful in your sunroom! Great transformation!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:40 am

      Thanks so much, ladies! I don’t need another stool but how can you pass it up when it’s only $2? πŸ˜‰

  3. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Oh my goodness! Your fur covered stool is as cute as can be! I will definitely be on the lookout for a similar stool!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:42 am

      I love it too Jane! I can’t believe I was going to paint it. I love it with the fur. πŸ™‚

  4. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 7:30 am

    That is really cute, but you know, I sort of like it in it’s rustic naked wood state too. The new way will be much softer on the tootsies however.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:45 am

      I liked it in it’s rustic state too but I have a few other barenaked stools in the room (it’s called stool addiction) and wanted to have something a little different. πŸ™‚

  5. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 8:27 am

    First, I love wooden stools! Second, what a great job. I usually just leave them but this is adorable. Finally, that looks gorgeous in your room.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:46 am

      Thanks so much Deborah! I usually leave them too but wanted to try something different. So glad I did. πŸ˜‰

  6. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Haha…petting it. I totally would be doing the same thing. And it doesn’t even need to be walked or fed. πŸ˜‰ Love it.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:47 am

      I couldn’t stop. It was just so soft. I caught the hubs doing it too. What do you think that says about us? πŸ˜‰

  7. Pat
    Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Cute, and looks just like the $50. fur stool selling at some stores.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:49 am

      Thanks! I’ve never looked online for one but checked them out after and they are so expensive. I’m happy with my $2 thrift store stool and piece of faux fur stapled on. πŸ™‚

  8. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 10:08 am

    That stool was just destined for a more glamorous life! I love it!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:51 am

      It’s definitely more glamorous. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much Vanessa!

  9. Debbie H
    Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 10:36 am

    I like Bliss would leave it rustic but as she also said, it looks good in your sunroom. My husband liked to paint wood and I liked to see the wood. Led to some interesting discussions. LOL

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 1:56 am

      My husband and I have had similar discussions. I’m not always one to paint wood, but I have done it more than the hubs would like. I think we both liked this one though (and I can always remove it if I want a change). πŸ™‚

  10. Jillian
    Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Please let me know when you will be out as I am coming over to steal that stool. I might sand up the legs and whitewash them though πŸ™‚ Ok, fine. I may have to make one if I can find a great stool and figure out a place for it. You are a brilliant person.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 2:02 am

      Haha, I’ll be sure to hide it if you ever come to visit. πŸ˜‰ I’m still not sure about the legs. I keep looking at it but it’s just not hit me yet. I’m not worried though, I’ll figure it out soon enough. πŸ˜‰

      I just found another stool, different shape, that’s waiting for it’s transformation (I did say I had a stool addiction. πŸ˜‰ ).

      Thanks so much for the laugh, Jillian.

  11. Marlene Stephenson
    Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Brilliant and i love your stool. I have stools now all i need is fur and deciding which one to use. Thanks so much.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 2:03 am

      Thanks Marlene! I was going to use a different fabric but already had the fur. I think you could use almost anything. Hope you give it a shot. πŸ™‚

  12. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    I love your new pet, lol!! Seriously the cutest project ever and now I need one in my sunroom ????

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 3:41 am

      Thanks so much, Cindy! I love how it turned out.

  13. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    So cute and you can never have too many stools! Great find.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 3:44 am

      Thanks so much, Kim. I agree…you can never have too many stools! πŸ˜‰

  14. Wednesday,November 8, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    oh i love your new puppy….I mean cute stool. Ha, i had to laugh when you said you were petting it. what a great find and a great transformation.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 3:46 am

      Thanks so much Laura. There’s something about faux fur that makes you want to touch it, or maybe it’s just me. πŸ˜‰

  15. MaryJean
    Thursday,November 9, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    How cute is that! Love it!

    • Kristi
      Friday,November 10, 2017 / 3:16 am

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  16. Kaycee
    Sunday,November 12, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I am so in love with this cozy lil footstool you made! My husband just caught a glimpse of the computer screen and came back over to check out your furry lil footstool too, he liked it very much!! I enjoyed seeing your Hubs in the IG stories too! Mine is the same, he says never, ever put any photos of me on IG or FB! LOL Have a great weekend!

    • Kristi
      Friday,November 17, 2017 / 1:15 am

      Thanks so much Kaycee! The hubs doesn’t like every project that I’ve done but he got a kick out of this one. Clearly. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for visiting!

  17. Sandra
    Saturday,November 18, 2017 / 7:50 am

    Oooh there’s some pretty fur there!! Beautiful work. I was at World Market the other day and saw a similar stool w the fur priced over $100!!!
    Yep, you did great!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,November 19, 2017 / 3:27 am

      Thanks Sandra! I love how it turned out! I never looked at them in stores but I’ve heard they are expensive. Wow, $100? I guess my knockoff is pretty inexpensive compared to that. πŸ˜‰

  18. Sunday,January 14, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    That is adorable! Disappointed I don’t get to see your hubby modeling it though. Well, drat!

    • Kristi
      Monday,January 15, 2018 / 2:31 am

      Thanks so much Florence. It was such a fun project. I still have photographic proof of the incident so you never know. πŸ˜‰

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