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:
- IKEA TEJN Faux Sheepskin Rug (here)
- IKEA MARIUS Stool (here)
- Gold Spray Paint
- High Density Chair Pad Foam (here)
- Heavy-Duty Stapler
- X-acto Knife/Kitchen Knife
Here's how you make it:
- Use the top of the stool as a stencil and trace the circle on the foam
- Using an X-acto knife (or kitchen knife), cut out the circle
- Assemble the stool according to the instructions
- Spray paint the legs (if you choose, of course)
- Place the circular foam on top of the stool and place the rug on top
- Flip over, and begin stapling the rug to the bottom of the stool (surprisingly, this works rather easily)
- Trim off the excess fur
Isn't she lovely? :)