Do you love the faux fur/flokati movement? For the purposes of this post, I am referring to it as faux fur, because it rolls off my tongue easier than flokati. I love the idea of faux fur accessories! Over the course of last year, I purchased and returned faux accessories and rugs multiple times. The side table selected for the faux fur makeover was next to the stairs behind a table in our living room.
I was in a constant purchase-return-purchase cycle that likely got me flagged at several discount home stores for excessive return activity.
Why the indecisiveness? At my house, we have a lot of fur; and not the faux type.
The reason it took me a year to create a seven-minute faux fur side table was a 90+ pound, Bernese Mountain dog, who sometimes answers to her given name, Chloe.
I know, I know.. those big brown eyes.
There’s no Doodle in our Berner! She’s a curvy, four-legged girl who sheds when the wind blows.
And, we love her so much.
And, the thought of actually purchasing and bringing another 4 legged object into our house that sheds, had this side table upgrade stalled.
I almost forgot about the faux fur goals. and then I found this rug at Marshalls.
And, you know what I decided?
I already have so much flippin’ dog hair, what’s a little more!
And, at least I will have a faux fur side table to girly up the living room.
And, it was $16.00! All the other faux fur rugs I had purchased and returned were closer to $40 for a similar size rug.
I brought it home, flipped and unscrewed the top of the side table in like three minutes.
I grabbed my staple gun and wrapped the rug as close to its edges and still cover the table top. My goals was to have a large enough remnant to create something else that was faux fabulous.
It took minutes to complete the table top. I did need larger screws to reattach the top to the metal frame.
I love it so much now I can’t decide where to keep it.
Hmmm… to be continued.
Now I am thinking about what to do with the rest of the faux fur rug.
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