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. 

 Ansel Chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Ansel Chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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!

 Ghost chair from Amazon, $75-$85

Ghost chair from Amazon, $75-$85

 Faux sheepskin rug from Marshalls, $16.99-$19.99

Faux sheepskin rug from Marshalls, $16.99-$19.99

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. 

 Two cans of Testor's Metallic gold spray paint, $4.99

Two cans of Testor's Metallic gold spray paint, $4.99

 Small pillow as a seat cushion, $6-$20 at Homegoods or Target

Small pillow as a seat cushion, $6-$20 at Homegoods or Target

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 ;) 

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