I see a lot of people talk about how hard it is to work with faux fur. And, while I HATE dealing with the excess fur that ends up EVERYWHERE when I’m working on a fur project, fur is really not that hard to work with.
I purchased some faux fur fabric from Hancock Fabrics a few months back and wanted to make some pillows out of it. Then, I realized I wanted to cover on old bench seat that I’d previously upholstered with one of my floral fabrics (you can see the fabric and the pillows I make with it in my pillow shop on Etsy).
Step 3: Now you can go around the raw edges of the fur and pull the loose pieces off.
Above is both long sides stapled down.
See how easy that was? You’ll need to make sure that your fur is pulled tight while you stretching and stapling, so it doesn’t appear lumpy.
I LOVE how mine turned out. I was thinking about spray painting the legs black, but so glad I decided against it. The gray fur looks great against the white legs.
The bench will go underneath my wall shelves that you’ll see in my living room reveal later this month.
So, what do you think of the bench? Do you think I should spray-paint the legs? Or leave them white? Let me know in the comment section.
Till next time,
Thank you so much for this post. Your bench is gorgeous. I have an old bench I inherited from my mom. Now I feel confident that I can fix it up!!
connie Saunders says
Where can I buy the fur from ?