Moving to your own apartment, you find out how really broke you are. (LOL)
At the end of the summer, I’ll be moving into my own apartment, so I’ve been looking for affordable chic items to furnish my apartment. I found out that I have very expensive taste. To save money on furnishing I decided to DIY some things. First up in my DIY Series is a Plush Fur Stool. I saw a similar stool at Home Goods that was around $59.99 (too high for me). So being a “self-proclaimed” DIY Queen I decided to make 2 DIY Plush Fur Stool.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Adjustable Wrench
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Modge Podge
- Paint Brushes
- 1 yd. of Fur (purchased from Hobby Lobby)
- Sand Paper
- Damp towel
- Marius Stool (by Ikea)
- Foam Cushion (purchased from Michael’s)
- I traced the seat of the stool on top of the foam cushions.
- I made the stools as the directions suggested (very easy).
- Once the stool is upright, I applied hot glue in between to adhere the cushions together (2 comes in a pack, I bought 2 packs).
- I hot glued the foam cushions to the stool.
- I centered my fur fabric on the cushions and applied hot glue to adhere the fur to the cushions to the stool.
- I flipped the stool over to fold the fabric under the stool, hot gluing around the circle (legs are up in the air).
- Pull the fabric taut, and super glue while moving around the stool.
- **TIP: While glue is still hot, press fur to the bottom of the stool for a couple of seconds, it will help keep it together.**
- Once you’re done hot gluing the fur to the stool, flip the stool back over (standing upright).
- Now you’re ready to paint.
- Take painters tape (I used Scotch tape) and fold where you would like the paint to start or stop. Pay close attention when wrapping it around each leg that it lines up and makes a perfect overlay. Do it for all 4 legs.
- Press the tape firmly, so that the paint doesn’t seep under tape.
- Use sand paper to make the legs surface rough, it will allow the paint to stick to the legs better.
- Wipe the surface to clean the residue of the sand paper with a damp cloth or paper towel.
- Apply two coats, maybe even three, letting it dry a little between each coat.
- Let it dry for a couple of minutes.
- Apply Modge Podge with sponge brush, making sure there are no streaks of white modge podge around legs.
- Remove tape, be careful not to mess up the paint surface.
- Once dry, your stools are ready to be used and abused (not really)
The stools can be used for end tables, seating or whatever you like. I spent a total of $30.00 for two fur stools and around 30 minutes to complete.
I hope this DIY helps you save money and add some more style to your home. Subscribe to my newsletter and also follow me on all social media outlets at (KompletelyKai) and let’s chat. Until next time, BE BLESSED, BE BEAUTIFUL, ABOVE ALL THINGS BE YOU!!!!