Last night I got home and was itching for a change. I was just in one of those moods where I wanted to either rip out the bathroom tiles or go buy expensive danish furniture. No money means no new tile or a brand new hutch….so it was time for a REMIX!
We’ve had this Ikea Flokati rug for a number of years and it is gross. It has been stored away and SHEDDING in the pit of a guest bedroom so that little Iggy would stop marking it.
Something about the rug smelling like a sheep made Iggy crazy and he kept putting little pee drops all over the thing. Yuck.
I also had this kind of ugly bench that was also wasting away in the guest bedroom as well. I bought it on the cheap at a thrift store and thought I would one day reupholster the cracking yellow vinyl in something fun…
I love everything sheep skin and thought that the rug would look really nice upholstered on the bench.
I cut a clean section out of the rug that was big enough to cover the bench
Removed all the legs – they just unscrewed.
Flipped over the rug so the good side was down and pulled out the trusty electric staple gun.
I just pulled the edges over and stapled them down onto the wood frame of the bench. I didn’t bother removing the old vinyl upholstery since it was pretty tight and solid. I was worried that the foam would be a mess underneath.
I stapled the rug section all the way around and folded the corners in. The rug was very furry and VERY forgiving so it didn’t matter if it wasn’t a totally clean and sharp upholstery job.
I then cut off the excess fur…
all the way around the edges so they didn’t hang down.
Screwed the legs back on and its DONE!
It took me about an hour and a half to get it all done and finished…with a few breaks playing with Iggy. He loves those Flokati fur balls.
Then like a serial killer I brushed, spot cleaned and vacuumed all the fur. It rubs the Flokati on its skin…or else it gets the hose again…
Ta-da!!! All brushed up like a show dog.
A lovely furry white ottoman. This way no ones walking on it and getting it all dirty.
I’m not sure where it will end up in the house, but the project scratched that itch for something new without spending any money!