The furry stool has officially taken over the Internet! Well, at least my corner of it to say the least. I feel like every home decor store I browse has their own version, but one thing they seem to have in common is a pretty high price tag. I’ve thought I found a good one only to find their price to be several hundred or even over a thousand dollars (!!!!). Yeaaaaah, that’s not really the budget I had in mind. I like to keep mid-height stools by the window at our house so the kitties can use them to look out the window (a.k.a “cat tv”), and I thought one of those furry stools would be just the ticket to fit in with the rest of the decor. Turns out, it only took me a few minutes (and way less money) to create a stool that looks just as great as its expensive competitors!
First, use a drill to attach your angled leg plates to the bottom of your round circle (I attached mine about 1″ away from the edge). I then gave my legs a quick coat of gold spray paint to make them look a little more expensive. Then screwed them into the angled plates.
Place your furry material under your wooden circle and cut around the circle so that you have about 3-4″ of material allowance around the wood. You can check your local fabric store for furry material options, or home stores like Marshalls and T.J.Maxx will often have faux and real sheepskins as well.
Use your staple gun to attach the material to the bottom of the stool at the four points between each leg, and then fold the excess material as needed and staple that to the bottom as well. Flip that stool right side up, and that’s it! You’re already done!
It’s kind of crazy how easy it was to create this stool because it turned out so cute! If you want a thicker looking seat, you can also add a few layers of foam cut to size between the top of the seat and the material, but I like how the height of mine came out. It’s crazy to think that I could have paid several hundred more dollars to get the same feel, but if you ask me, I think it looks like a million bucks! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.