These super fun & easy furry stacking stools are the perfect 15-minute DIY solution for extra seating in a kid’s room or the den!
I can’t really remember how old this DIY is, having been completely forgotten about, if I’m being completely honest. The past 2 weeks I have been just swamped trying to get everything to make a move across the state. Where exactly I’m going and what exactly I’m doing, well, you know just as well as me, I suppose. I literally sold my house and moved 735 (give or take) miles to be with somebody who told me a week before this recent Christmas that he never loved me, during an argument about, of all things, his promise and lack of doing the dishes. Now that I don’t have a home and I can go absolutely anywhere, I can’t even begin to fathom where my new life should be because I never actually gave the possibility of me not being here with him any real thought.
I’ve been back “home” for right at 2 weeks, now, and just about every darn minute has been spent sorting and separating and packing and donating. I did spend 2 days to rest after a rather painful pinched nerve, however, and felt quite guilty of every minute of wasted time, but in too much pain to do anything about it. And for the better part of 3 days, I’d wake up around 5, get as much as I could get done and then hide away into my bedroom for the hours between 10 and 4 so the ex could grab his stuff he couldn’t be bothered to pack in the 2 weeks he spent alone here. It has been left to me to take care of everything in this house, separating his stuff from mine and figuring out what to do with the jointly owned property. Everything has been so stressful and it has honestly been one of the worst months of my entire life.
But in all of this awfulness, there has been something pretty darn grand… the ability to purge my life of things I don’t want or don’t need, things that have sat in a corner of the garage long forgotten about. I’m not quite sure just how much stuff I have given away over the last 14 days, but I dare say it’s quite a lot. And as of today, without even actually holding my garage sale, yet, I have earned exactly $99 from selling things to strangers who passed by and noticed me cleaning out the garage. What can I say? Even at my lowest, I’m a natural born hustler/opportunist, I suppose :)
During one of my days of garage excavation (seriously, guys, it was SO bad) I found these furry stacking stools I had made, who the heck knows when. Being reminded they existed, I also remembered that I totally forgot to post about them after they were done. And since I haven’t had the time to craft lately, I’m so pleased that I wrote up the directions for this post when I initially created it. Now that I’ve thoroughly depressed you (which is EXACTLY why you come to a craft blog, right?)… want a DIY?
But first, Ollie very rarely gets in the way while I am photographing but on this day he just kept plopping his big booty in front of my stools. I can only assume that he wanted to introduce himself to you all :)
How to Make 15-Minute Furry Stacking Stools
For this project you will need:
- Stacking stools
- Foam chair padding (I paid a fraction of this online price buying at Walmart)
- Faux fur fabric
- Wooden clothespins
- Strong glue, like e6000
This is the basic shape of my stool. I got mine from Family Dollar some time ago, but they also sell some that are very similar on Amazon.
Well, it looks like mine were actually meant to be side tables, but whatevs.
Trace the shape of the seat of your stool, or table, or what the heck ever, onto the foam upholstery pad.
Using scissors, cut that baby out.
Trace the shape of the stool onto the backside of your fuzzy fur fabric and then freehand a border of 2 inches all of the way around that. Perfection isn’t necessary but somewhat close to 2″ all of the way around would be good. Using a new razor blade, cut out the fabric through the back of the fabric along that outer outline.
You might notice my hands are covered in marker… this is only because I was impatient and didn’t allow the ink time to dry before I got after business. I also failed to realize that it wouldn’t dry very quickly :)
Place your foam pad on the backside of the faux fur in the center circle and the the stool’s seat on top of the foam pad.
Using your razor blade cut approximately 1-inch slits in the outer circle every 3 or so inches around.
Squeeze a nice, thick line of heavy-duty glue, like e6000, on the lip of 1/4 of the stool’s edge. (Note, I did not cut my slits in the fur, yet, this was something I had to happen upon. Without the slits that fabric won’t pull up cleanly and it’s a nightmare.)
Bring the fabric up and over the edge of the stool and use something like wooden clothespins to secure the fabric in place.
Continue working around the stool until the fur piece is totally adhered and allow the adhesive to set at least overnight for the best hold. Remove your clothespins once the glue as dried and bing, bang, boom you’ve got some adorable fuzzy stacking stools perfect for that little bit of extra seating you need when your kids’ friends have run of the house!