How to DIY a fur stool for $15

$30 DIY Vanity MirrorI love all those fur benches I’ve been seeing around and I thought it would be a fun way to add some texture and extra seating in my living room. And I also needed a new vanity bench. Which means I would need 3 of these little stools. I was surprised to see how much they cost! All the ones I liked were over $100 so I knew that wouldn’t work out. So I decided to make my own. I made all 3 for less than $50!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ikea stool $4.99
  • Poly Foam $3.60 (with 40% coupon)
  • Fur material $20 (2 yards with 40% coupon)
  • Liquid nails $2.58 (already had)
  • Glue gun (already had)
  • Glue (already had)

First, you’re going to need the piece of poly foam and the top part of the stool. I got the 3″ because I wanted it to be nice and fluffy. But they have 1″ and 2″foam as well.

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Using a pen or sharpie, trace the stool size onto the foam.

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Cut the foam using fabric scissors. Use liquid nails as the adhesive for the foam.

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Add your foam piece on top and set something heavy on it while it dries. In the meantime, cut out the fur fabric. I left 5″ extra in diameter, 3″ for the pad + 2″ to wrap around.

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Next, using a glue gun, glue the fabric onto the back of the stool. Note: I first tried to use the liquid nails to do this step, but it didn’t work as well as it did with the foam. That’s when I switched to regular glue.

Add the legs.

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Stand back and admire your work!

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I love how versatile they are. You can put them practically anywhere.

Here’s the 2 in my living room.img_0740

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And the one for my vanity.

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By the way, I also made the mirror above for $30. Find out how here.

What do you think? Not bad for the price right?

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