Slowly but surely we are making progress on my mom's bedroom makeover. We have one gallery wall to finish up and then it will be ready! I just finished up this small project for her the other day and thought I'd share it with you. I'm always smitten with projects that involve white fur. It feels so glamorous to me. This was simple and easy and I'm loving the new look!
Here's the before. It had some different fabric on it originally. This is after my mom gave it a go with some leftover fabric she had. It didn't quite cover the whole thing so she tried piecing it together, but the seam was a little too obvious. :)
Since the top portion is so deep I chose to cover it the same way I did my faux leather ottoman. I took off the legs and laid the fabric wrong side out over the top. Then I pinched the corners together and used my sewing machine to sew a seam straight down where each corner would be.
Once that part was finished, I just flipped it right side out and slipped it over like a slipcover. Then I stapled everything underneath.
The legs felt a little boring and slightly dated so I gave them a fresh coat of gold spray paint to liven things up. I used my go to gold spray paint (Rustoleum Gold Metallic) and it made such a big difference. The legs felt so dark and dated before.
We were originally going to use a faux sheepskin rug from IKEA to cover it, but it ended up not being large enough. So I ordered the fabric from Fabric.com. It feels much softer than the IKEA rug and was pretty easy to work with, besides the fact that it shed. A lot.
Overall, I think it looks so much better! She originally paid $10 for the bench and then we spent a little over $20 for the fabric. (I had the paint already) So the total cost was only around $30. Not bad for a fancy little spot to prop your feet up!