What do you think about the fur craze?
Do you love it? For me, I like having a few pieces. I don’t want to over do it and look like a hunter’s cabin but a few pieces are fun! I love the neutral color with texture paired with something colorful.
The love of that look gave me an idea a little while ago. I have been searching for the perfect, old, small step stool for a while to use on this project. When I found this little one for $3.oo, I knew I was ready to try my idea.
The first thing I did was use some pliers to pull the little staples out that were holding the cushion in place. I was excited to see the foam was in good condition, so I decided to reuse it. I gave it a Lysol scrubbing to make sure it was clean and set it aside.
I then spray painted thin coats till the stool was covered with a pretty dark teal.
I bought a couple small faux furs in the craft aisle at Hobby Lobby. If you are a regular there like I am, it is down the felt aisle and costs around $2-$3 a piece. I sewed two pieces together to make one larger sheet of fur.
I laid the foam back on the stool, figured out where I wanted my seem in the fur to be, and started using my staple gun to attach the fur. After getting one side secure, I stretched the fur across the stool, trimmed some of the excess and then started stapling the rest of the fur in place.
Once the fur was complete, the stool did not give me the “fun” look I was hoping for. I decided to use some paint tape to tape off paint lines to add gold paint to the stool’s legs. That was just what it needed.
I love how it turned out! It is such a fun eye catcher. The mix of texture and neutrals with a pop of color is exactly what I had in mind.
Reusing a tired old piece to create something beautiful is so fun. It’s one of my favorite crafts to do.
My little Reagan has currently claimed this stool and moves it from room to room. Today, it lived in our sun room where we do most of our school during the week.
If you’ve looked into fur pieces, you know that they can be pricey. I think this stool cost me about $7, since I already owned several of the supplies. Creating something can be so much cheaper.
Have you reused something lately to create something new and beautiful? Don’t be scared to give new life to something old…you never know it just might become your new favorite piece!
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