DIY Fur Stool

I have been seeing some fur accent stools on Pinterest and blogs and I LOVE them! Fur stools are versatile and neutral and would work anywhere from a master bedroom to a living room to a kids room. Also, they are super functional.
If you don't know what I am talking about when I say fur stool, here is Anthropologie's version.
It retails for $348. Although I love it, I won't be buying that version anytime soon! But I was in luck because I had a base of a stool that I picked up from a thrift store laying around after my son broke the wooden top. I had intentions of tossing it in the garbage and literally as I was lifting the lid to the garbage can, the idea dawned on me that I could use this to DIY my own fur stool. It was a miracle, people.
So here is what the base looked like.
I cut a piece of scrap wood in the size I wanted the stool top. Then I cut some foam I picked up from the fabric store to the same size as the board.
Once I knew that was going to work, it was time to upholster the top with the fur. I placed the fur face down and then put the foam and then the board on top.
I started by folding the fur over the long sides, pulling tightly as I stapled the fur.
After I stapled all the sides, I was able to attach the base with the hardware that held the previous top in place.
Of course, I could not just leave it at that, I had to embellish it with some leather. But I did not have any leather straps just laying around. However, I DID have some old belts in my closet. Correction, the hubs had some old belts he was not using anymore (I have not worn a real belt in ages and all of mine are long gone to Goodwill). So I simply wrapped the belts around the stool. Easy peasy.
I placed the stool next to our love seat in the living room with a basket underneath for storage and a tray on top where one could set a drink. It can also be used for extra seating, if need be.
I only had to buy the fur (3/4 yard) and the foam. I think I spent maybe $20. Now I just have to keep the kids from ruining it!
Head on over to the blog to see what my kids did to the rest of my living room (strategically out of view of this camera angle)!

Tara Marie
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