Do you love the faux fur or flokati rugs and accessories? I prefer to say faux fur because flokati does not roll off the tongue or the page. I love faux fur in moderation. It adds a touch of whimsy to a space. And I had a vision to create something with this fun, fluffy fur element. After a few unsuccessful faux fur accessories, I settled on this table to make a faux fur side table.
How to Make a Faux Fur Side Table
It took me a year to create a seven-minute faux fur side table. I blame it on our 90+ pound, Bernese Mountain dog, Chloe.
I know, I know.. those big brown eyes. How could anyone blame her for anything, right?
Chloe is a curvy, four-legged girl who sheds when the wind blows. I was reluctant to bring in a faux fur accessory for fear it would shed or it would be a magnet for dog hair and dust.
But, when I found this side table at Homegoods for next to nothing and a flokati rug for $16.00 at Marshalls, I knew this was an opportunity to go for my vision of a faux fur table.
I rationalized the decision with the face we already have a house full of fur, so what is a little more.
And, a fluffy side table would soften and girly up a space.
Faux Fur Side Table
- I removed the table’s wood top in less than three minutes with a drill.
2. I made a rough template of the circumference of the table’s top. I added 3″ to the template to staple the rug to the table top.
3. A staple gun was all I needed to attach the rug to the tabletop. I stapled opposite ends of the table and then stapled the remaining carpet edges.
My goal was to have a large enough remnant to create something else that was faux fabulous.
It took minutes to complete the side table top. The only issue I ran into was I needed longer screws to reattache the faux fur top to the metal frame.
The rug’s backing was thicker than I antcipated, but it was an easy fix.
I love this faux fur side table so much! It adds a sense of whimsy to both the living and/or dining room. I love it in the living room with this rug.
I found this rug to try a new accessory to glam; like maybe a bench.
Now I am thinking about what to do with the rest of the faux fur rug.
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