by Stephanie Kent

The Easiest DIY Ever: Faux Sheepskin

The Easiest DIY Ever: Faux Sheepskin

I have the easiest DIY for you ever. All you need is some fabric and a pair of scissors. Seriously. This is my favorite kind of DIY since it’s instant gratification. It’s so simple but it adds such a luxurious feel. I’m talkin’ texture. Layering texture into a room just makes it feel so much better. I just don’t know how else to say it. Especially when it’s such a soft, yummy texture.

DIY Faux Sheepskin

A couple of days ago I recovered an old ottoman that was in our basement. I wasn’t really planning on it, I just did it on a whim. That happens sometimes. I just felt the need to make it useful. I mean, how could an ottoman not be useful anywhere in our house? I am a girl that likes to put her feet up. Anyway, after I recovered the ottoman I felt like it needed something else. Something a little yummy and kinda glam. Like this Bunny Faux Fur from Hancock Fabrics.

I have always loved those small sheepskin rugs and blankets you often see in decorating magazines thrown over the foot of a bed, tossed over a sofa or draped over an ottoman. But come on, white? I just couldn’t justify spending a lot of money on something that I can’t throw in the washing machine with bleach in a home where we actually use things. This isn’t exactly a museum. But, the fabric I bought at Hancock Fabrics was only $21.99 per yard and I only needed HALF a yard plus I had a 40% off coupon. This I could handle.

I measured the length of the ottoman I would use it on then cut the fabric to the right length.

Bunny Faux Fur

Then I googled Sheepskin Rugs to find a shape that I wanted and I cut one side to look like the image.

Faux Sheepskin DIY

Then I just folded it in half lengthwise and cut the fabric on the other side following the pattern from the first side.

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin

 

Then I tossed it on the ottoman.

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin

DIY Faux Sheepskin

 

DIY Faux Sheepskin

Combined with my DIY tray tables this is the perfect, cozy little spot to put my feet up and relax after a long day at work. The ottoman might eventually make its way into the guest room (while I have the coral ottoman recovered) but for now it’s perfect where it is.

Linking up at the following: Liz Marie Blog / My Repurposed Life / Life in Velvet / DIY Showoff / Tiny Sidekick / Work it Wednesday / Migonis Home

 

stephanie

 



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