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.
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.
Then I googled Sheepskin Rugs to find a shape that I wanted and I cut one side to look like the image.
Then I just folded it in half lengthwise and cut the fabric on the other side following the pattern from the first side.
Then I tossed it on the ottoman.
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.