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. What’s a Diytto project you ask? It’s a term I coined to describe my DIY budget-friendly version of a more expensive piece of furniture, art or decor. So instead of Ditto, it’s Diytto. This Diytto project only took me 4 hours to complete and I made it for a fraction of the price.
Supplies used for the Fur Bench:
To start, I purchased the following supplies:
- (4) Waddell Ash End Table Leg (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) 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 already had the following supplies:
- 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 old coffee table sitting in the garage that I had picked up on Offerup for $10. 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! If you like this Diytto project, check out my Target Inspired DIY Mid-Century Modern Gold Wall Decor Project.
Author: Nicole Bolin