DIY Fuzzy Stool (Without the Outrageously High Price)

6 Materials
$30
1 Hour
Easy

There's no reason to spend hundreds of dollars on a trendy designer sheepskin stool. Learn how to make your own DIY faux fur fuzzy stool in a few easy steps! We created this chic fuzzy stool for use under a makeup vanity but we also believe it would look equally adorable in a little girl's room. The white metal stool, faux fur rug and fluffy pillow are all from IKEA which makes this is an incredibly simple IKEA hack.

IKEA Metal Stool, Faux Fur Rug & Pillow
IKEA Metal Stool, Faux Fur Rug & Pillow

To begin, assemble your IKEA stool. Alternatively, you could use any stool you already have on hand. You can also opt to spray paint the stool's legs gold if you prefer a little bit of glamour. To find out the exact IKEA stool we used for this project, check out our blog post here.


Large Safety Pins & Fabric Glue
Large Safety Pins & Fabric Glue

Next, using fabric glue or a glue gun, attach the pillow to the seat of the stool. Be sure the pillow is securely in place and allow the glue to dry before moving on to the next step. Note: the pillow is for extra cushioning and comfort but is not entirely necessary.

diy fuzzy stool without the outrageously high price

Next, place the stool upside down (as shown above) on the faux fur rug. Fold over the outer edges of the rug, and then fold each end towards the center of the stool.

diy fuzzy stool without the outrageously high price

Anchor the rug in place using large safety pins. You can also use an upholstery stapler if you have one on hand.

Finished Fuzzy Stool!
Finished Fuzzy Stool!

Voila, that's it! A trendy statement piece at the fraction of the price.


For a detailed tutorial and more photos of this faux fur fuzzy stool, check out our full post here.

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2 questions
  • Heidid64
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Why did you attach the legs to the seat before you added the cushion and fur?

  • Donna Turner
    on Aug 25, 2019

    I did something similar a few years ago with a small round stool and a small faux fur rug. Using the existing padding on the stool, I just wrapped the fur around and used heavy duty power staples to attach it to the bottom. The problem however, is after you sit on the stool for awhile, it took no time at all to press all that pretty fluffy fur down to a flat hot mess! It seems they are for decor only! Any suggestions on making it pretty again other than replacing the fur every month?

    • A Life Adjacent
      on Aug 26, 2019

      We find that using the vacuum with the brush attachment seems to perk the faux fur up again. A soft bristle brush might also work. But overall, we've found that the IKEA rug is holding up fairly well. We did have a store-bought footstool that didn't fair too well though so we get it! Hope this helps.

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4 comments
  • EmeryLou
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Love it! May try for my family room!

  • Ida9464
    on Aug 20, 2019

    I was going to do this but your idea is better because I was gonna cut✂️And when I got sick of it it was permanently altered. Excited to do this! Thank you

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