Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Faux Furry Stool DIY

  Welcome to the March Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by Erlene @ My Pinterventures.  If you aren't familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it's a monthly event that challenges us to not just be pin hoarders, but to make it happen!

This month, I wanted to make a faux furry stool - you know the type you see in so many home decor scenes! The stools are quite popular these days and there are lots of different styles to be found on Pinterest.

My idea to make a furry stool came about when I found this small table at the Goodwill for $6.00! 
Do you remember years ago when these tables were so popular as an accent piece in the bedroom? They were usually made of fiberboard and packaged in a flat box located in the tabletop section at stores like Linens-n-Things or Bed, Bath and Beyond. You could also get a round tablecloth covering to match your comforter and then add a glass top for under twenty dollars or so? Those were the days! 

And combine the table with some faux furry fabric like I had already from a sewing project that never materialized.

I found two packs of 16" round chair replacement foam at Walmart that fit perfectly on the table. I just glued all the foam pieces together for a 9" height and then glued it to the table and placed a heavy object on top until dry. I didn't need to use any batting because of the fluffiness of the fabric.

With the table and foam upside down on top of the fabric (furry side down) pull one side of the fabric up and over the wood top. Measure and mark how much is needed to cover sides and a bit of overhang on the wood. Smooth out the fabric and using a ruler, measure around foam and top forming a circle.

Cut out fabric following the drawn circle.

Next, pull up the fabric, smoothing out along sides and over the wood.  Staple fabric about an inch and a half away from the edge. Then go to the opposite side, pulling up tight, smoothing out and staple in place.
Do the same with the other sides as you move around the wood. Continue pulling up and smoothing out the fabric over the wood and stapling in place, creating a smooth edge. 
Once the fabric is secured, cut off the excess around where stapled.

What a quick and easy way to make a popular statement piece!

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Let's meet this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts!Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop

Erlene - My Pinterventures  •  Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts 
Debbee - Debbee's Buzz  •  Lynne - My Family Thyme 
 Pili - My Sweet Things  •   Bri - Halfpint Design 
  Julie - Sum of their Stories   •  Erin - The DIY Nuts  
  T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet   •  Beverly - Across the Boulevard 
  Kristie - Love My Little Cottage  •  Roseann - This Autoimmune Life 
  Terri - Our Good Life    • Ali - Home Crafts by Ali  
 Cherryl - Farm Girl Reformed  •   Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
  Kelli - K's Olympic Nest  • Lauren - Mom Home Guide  
 Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey  •  Shirley - Intelligent Domestications 
  Gail - Purple Hues and Me •   Audra -  Renewed Projects 
  Habiba - Craftify My Love   • Kristie - Teadoddles   
Marie - The Inspiration Vault  •  Susan - Suzerspace
Lydia - Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen •  Maria - Simple Nature Decor 
Sam - Raggedy Bits  •  Emily - Domestic Deadline 
  Marci - Stone Cottage Adeventures     
  Alayna - Alayna's Creations   • Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip

Find the hosts' Pinterest Challenge Inspired Projects below ⇓⇓


  1. Super cute! That stool looks so furry and comfy. Love it!

  2. Gail, what a great idea! I am loving this and so affordable. When looking on any home decor picture you see those stools all the time. I am pinning this to make me one. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed working on the challenge with you this month.

  3. Such a great upcycle idea!! I love that material too; it looks so soft.

  4. Sound like you had a lot of fun with this project! When I first saw it I thought of a cat I used to have. She was a calico and loved to get into places where only she could fit. She would have been all over this piece.

  5. Love this piece and think it would look super cute in our RV (if I ever get around for a major makeover). Would also look a heck of a lot better than my current Walmart footstool cubes I'm using. Very trendy with lots of potential to make this to fit anyone's design style.

  6. I want to prop my bare feet on it and wiggle my toes in that fluffy soft fabric! As usual you have created another beautiful piece for your home and you made it look easy too. Love it!!

  7. Very cute! And I had one of those nightstand tables by my bed for years!

  8. I think I had a few of those around the house back in the day. What a great idea, Gail! Love the glam MCM vibe it has now!

  9. Very cute! That was resourceful of you to stack the round chair cushions to make a taller, fatter stool.

  10. What a cute stool! I loved when you said you had the fabric from a sewing project that never materialized....that is definitely me too! My stash keeps growing.

  11. Love it, Gail! I have upholstered chairs before, too. It's amazing what you can do with a little imagination, some aweseme fabric and a nailgun. By the way: My decoupage project worked out great! I only have a YouTube video up so far but I made sure to mention you and your blog for the great tip making the drying stands.

  12. Looks so comfy! And haha - I still have one of those tables in my entry to put stuff on like keys and dog leash!

  13. That a cute idea and easy way to make a trendy accent piece. Pinned.

  14. I have been wanting a furry stool for a while. I love this!

  15. This is great! My daughter would love this in her room


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