DIY Faux Fur Stool

Another day, another DIY. I've been wanting a furry stool since the land before time, but the way my bank account is set up... yeah, I had no choice but to DIY. I surprised myself with how easy this was. If we're not counting the items I already had on hand, it probably cost me a whopping $10. 

The stool is from IKEA and it was $4 (*Google's to confirm*)... $4.99. I live a whole 8 minutes from IKEA (which is very dangerous), so I went to find this stool in white, confirmed it was in stock, get there only to find out it wasn't. So I opted for black. Which is fine, but white is just easier to spray paint. 

Because the stool is flat, I knew I wanted a bit of a cushion, so I went to Joann's to get some upholstery foam. Those were literally the only two things I purchased for this project. I had some faux fur on hand that I purchased from Joann's a while back, but it wasn't as furry as I would've liked, so I ended up using my beloved faux sheep skin rug from IKEA. I didn't really think twice given it's only $12.99 in the event I reeeally want to replace it. Other than that, all that was needed was gold spray paint. Now let's get to it. 

To recap, here's what you need: 

  1. IKEA TEJN Faux Sheepskin Rug (here)
  2. IKEA MARIUS Stool (here)
  3. Gold Spray Paint
  4. High Density Chair Pad Foam (here)
  5. Heavy-Duty Stapler 
  6. X-acto Knife/Kitchen Knife

Here's how you make it: 

  1. Use the top of the stool as a stencil and trace the circle on the foam
  2. Using an X-acto knife (or kitchen knife), cut out the circle 
  3. Assemble the stool according to the instructions
  4. Spray paint the legs (if you choose, of course)
  5. Place the circular foam on top of the stool and place the rug on top 
  6. Flip over, and begin stapling the rug to the bottom of the stool (surprisingly, this works rather easily)
  7. Trim off the excess fur 

Isn't she lovely? :)