DIY FUR FOOT STOOL

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

Can I just say that I'm thoroughly loving this furry foot stool trend! They're everywhere and I'm obsessed!

Well guess what...they're actually super easy to make on your own! Like...SUPER EASY! Once you've gathered all the supplies, this is a perfect weekend project that requires no sewing, no woodworking, and very little time! Here's how to do it:

 

 
 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

12" Wood Round

10" Tapered Wood Legs x4

Angle Plates x4

3" Thick Foam

26" x 36" Faux Fur

Heavy Duty Staple Gun

1/2" Staples

Drill

1/16" Drill Bit

7/32" Drill Bit

Screwdriver

Scissors

 

 

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STEP 1: SCREW THE ANGLE PLATES ON

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

The first thing you need to do is screw on the angle plates. Print this pie chart to use as a guide. Find the center of your 12" wood round and place the circle pie chart directly in the center. Tape it down so it won't move.

Using the lines on the pie chart as a guide, place the angle plates along the edge of the circle. Make sure the center of the plates line up with the lines on the chart.

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

Hold one plate in place to keep it from moving and use a 1/16" drill bit to drill a very small pilot hole (don't go very deep) in all four holes.

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

Then use the screws that come with the angle plate to screw the plate into place. Repeat until all four angle plates are secure.

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 
 

STEP 2: ADD THE FOAM & FUR

Lay your fur flat on the floor (fur side down). Then lay down the foam circle and your wood round in the center of the fabric.

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

Take one edge of the fur fabric and pull it up over the wood. Staple it into place. Go to the opposite side and pull it up tight - staple in place. Do the same with the other two sides.

 Pull one end up and staple down.

Pull one end up and staple down.

 Pull opposite end up tight and staple down.

Pull opposite end up tight and staple down.

 Pull other end over and staple.

Pull other end over and staple.

 Pull last remaining end over the wood and staple into place.

Pull last remaining end over the wood and staple into place.

After all four edges are stapled in place, continue pulling the remaining fur over the wood and staple it into place. Staple every 1/2" or more to make sure the fabric is tight. Since you're working with a circle, you'll need to tuck/fold a little fabric as you go to create a smooth edge.

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

Once the fabric is secured, cut off the excess fur.

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 
 

STEP 3: SCREW ON THE LEGS

If the bolts in your wood legs are too long like mine are, take a 7/32" drill bit and drill a hole through the wood in the center of the angle plates. Then grab your legs and screw them on.

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

You're done! Isn't it adorable!?

 

 
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
DIY Faux Fur Foot Stool - make your own modern fluffy foot stool
 

 

 

 

Until next time,

 
 

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