I see. I want. I make. This is how I live my life. I saw this Luxe Fur Bench from Anthropologie and I wanted it. But I wasn’t about to pay the $847 price tag ($698 for the bench + $149 shipping). So I decided to make it. This DIY Luxe Fur Bench is one of my Diytto projects. It only took me 4 hours to complete and I made it for a fraction of the price.
To start, I purchased the following:
(4) Waddell Ash End Table Leg (Actual: 1.375-in x 16-in) for $4.47 each, for a total of $17.88 from Lowes.
(4) Waddell Metal Table Leg Angle Top Plate for $1.98 each, for a total of $7.92, from Lowes.
0.667 yards of Fashion Faux Fur Crinkle Fabric 58″-Grey for a total of $14.40 (on sale for $26.99/yd, plus I had an extra 20% off coupon), from Joann.
I had the following:
3/4″ thick wood board. I had this gross, old coffee table sitting in the garage, so I removed the table top to use for my bench. It was 48″L x 24″W, so I cut 6″ off the width because I wanted my bench to be 18″W. I’m glad I was able to upcycle this table. I now have the framework left over which I will definitely upcycle into something else someday!
Carpet padding to pad the bench.
Caulk – to attach the padding to the wood.
I conditioned, sanded and stained the wood legs the night before. The next morning, I screwed the top plates to the bottom of the wood board. Next, I cut a piece of carpet pad to the same dimensions as the wood board. You can use any type of foam padding, I just used carpet padding because I had it left over from some new carpet we had installed in our living room.
I used caulk to secure it to the top of the board. I didn’t use any type of chemical adhesive (E-6000, superglue, etc.) because I didn’t know if the chemicals would eat away at the foam padding, but they may have worked just fine. Then, I laid the board on top of the carpet pad and waited 30 minutes for the caulk to adhere.
For the next step, I placed the wood board with attached pad on top of my faux fur, then used my staple gun to staple the fabric all the way around the wood board. I stapled about every 6 inches. Finally, I screwed the legs in, flipped it over, and voila! an Anthropologie Inspired Luxe Fur Bench for only $40!