Anthropologie Inspired Luxe Fur Bench

Anthropologie luxe fur bench

Author: Nicole Bolin

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:

Minwax 32-fl oz Wood Conditioner and Minwax Special Walnut Interior Stain which I used on the legs.

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.

Assembly 

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.

Upholstered fabricFor 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!

Anthropologie inspired luxe fur bench