DIY Faux Fur Ottoman Tutorial

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When I saw these DIY Ottoman cubes from Shanty 2 Chic, I knew I needed some ASAP!  I have been wanting an ottoman for this little area for a while now. I wanted a Moroccan pouf but they’re not exactly budget friendly. The cheapest I’ve seen is $100+.


Full building plans can be found HERE

I used the above building plans from Shanty2Chic and Ana-White to build it. I wanted to use of some of the wood I had on hand so I reused wood from a few other projects to build this. No one was going to see it anyway! I saved myself a few bucks in the process.

DIY Ottoman - Wood Frame

Next, I used foam core to cover the entire frame. I used my staple gun to attach the foam to the wood frame.

DIY Ottoman - Foam to frame

Here it is all covered up. See, you’d never know I used navy blue wood pieces for half of it! 😉

DIY Ottoman - Foam Core

I sprayed the wooden legs gold just in case someone saw them but you really can’t see it now that it is covered in fur. When in doubt, spray it gold.

DIY Ottoman - Wood Legs

DIY Ottoman - Trace Foam Cushion

Next, I used 2″ foam for the top of the ottoman to make it comfy if it gets sat on, and it will.


I used 5 Tejn Faux sheepskin rugs from Ikea to cover it. I forgot to get a photo of this step but I took the 5 rugs and cut out the squares I needed out of them. (You can follow this tutorial if you want!) I sewed them together to construct a big fuzzy furry box of fabric. I may or may not have broken 3 needles in the process and ended up hand sewing the last panel. Whatever works!

DIY Ottoman - Fur

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I am head over heels in love with it and I think I’m so excited to be able to prop of my feet to write future blog posts! What do you think!? Don’t you just wanna toss your feet up there!? It is SOOO comfortable and it’s so fluffy I can’t even stand it!

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    Allena Mistral
    August 5, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Love this! I’m in the process of fixing up my new apartment so this might make an appearance 🙂

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    August 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

    It’s totally gorgeous Mallory! I am working on some furry floor poof/bean bags. 🙂 I love these.

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    Elisha @ Pneumatic Addict Furniture
    August 6, 2014 at 1:49 am

    You freaking read my mind! I have had a white fur ottoman with gold feet on my “to-do” list for months. This is fabulous!

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    August 20, 2014 at 9:57 am

    This is so cool – I love how simple it is as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    October 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    This is so fabulous!
    I want to make it NOW.
    I only ask myself how you would clean it…?

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    October 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Super cute – I love these rugs from IKEA + how creatively you used them!

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    January 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Such a nice idea! Where did you get the pillows with then pink and green flowers?

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