Stop right now and try to say faux fur flokati three times. Why? Because it is harder to pronounce faux fur flokati than to make this faux fur side table. Flokati just does not roll off the tongue as easily as faux fur. Faux fur is a fun fabric to work with year-round. I love faux fur in moderation. It adds a touch of whimsy to space. And I had the 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 the side table would either shed or 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 Marshall’s, 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 any space.
Faux Fur Side Table
- Remove the table’s wood top with a drill or screwdriver.
2. Make a template of the circumference of the table’s top. I added 3″ to the template to staple the rug to the tabletop.
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 edges.
My goal was to have a large enough remnant to create something else that was faux fabulous.
It took minutes to complete this side table. The only issue I ran into was I needed longer screws to reattach the faux fur top to the metal frame.
The rug’s backing was thicker than I anticipated, 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. The table is lightweight so it can easily be pulled into any room.
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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