DIY - Gold & Fur Accent Chair
We recently moved into our new home! Now that I'm getting the hang of life-with-baby, I've been able to spend some time designing my living room.
I've been eyeing this chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams because it would be a perfect accent piece. But with a price tag of $1520 (oh, and did I mention that's on sale?!?!), I decided to reinvent the chair.
So here's how I went about recreating the concept and also tweaking it to my style :)
I ordered a pair of clear chairs from Amazon to start with a clean base. I also went to Marshalls and bought 4 sheepskin rugs (2 for each chair). You can find them anywhere, but stores like Homegoods and Marshalls sell them for $16-$19!
I spray painted the chairs gold and let them sit in the garage to dry for a day. Once dry, I gently wiped them down with a paper towel to remove any excess paint dust.
The seat of the chair isn't as comfy when you sit in it for a long time, so I wanted to add cushion. I had two small pillows that weren't being used and they fit the seat perfectly. I took a flannel blanket to wrap them just to add a little extra support.
I used tacky glue and cement (permanent) glue to put everything together. I started by framing the back support of the chair with the first rug. Then I glued down the pillow and framed the seat of the chair with the second rug. (Note: I folded the rugs in some areas to get the desired look.)
I left the excess piece of the rug hanging over the back of the chair to give it a bohemian touch. This gives the chair some character, but it's total preference.
And, voila!!! A beautiful accent chair made for a total of $127! My bank account and hubby are very happy with me ;)