If you follow me on Instagram which I’m hoping you do, you will see I’m always active on Instagram stories and I post lots of different things but lately I have been doing some DIY and re vamping some of my bits around the house. (check out my lifestyle highlight icon where you can watch me making this)
And today’s post I thought I would share with you how I’ve made affordable items look more luxurious. I have turned my £3.25 IKEA stool and made it look more expensive looking and stylish, if I do say so myself, and I absolutely love it!!!
I already had the Marius stool from IKEA which is this one here it’s just a basic metal and plastic stool, I sprayed the legs gold using this spray paint, it’s my favourite and is the nicest looking gold I have found, and I’ve literally used it to spray everything gold so everything matches.
So you can use any sort of fabric or cushion you personally want, I wanted sheepskin to match my other chair and rugs so I ordered myself a white sheepskin cushion with a zip back, I definitely recommend getting one with the zip in the middle or slightly off centre rather than on the side as it’s much easier to put the base of the stool inside, I then cut the holes where the screws need to go and screw it back on to the legs, you then have yourself a padded cushion stool.
I really love how it’s turned out, I know when I tried to look online for sheepskin chairs and stools they were so expensive and I couldn’t justify paying £100-300, I think for all of the materials I purchased I spent under £50, the cushion cost the most, but like I said you can buy different style cushions and fabric.
Next up Is this bow chair I have recently got and revamped a little, it has a plain white fake leather material seat, and I knew I wanted to do the same with this and add the fur, I also re sprayed it as the gold colour it was before was a little bit green toned for me so I wanted to make everything match. I did this with the same technique as the IKEA one and added the leather seat base into the round pillow case and cut where it needed to be screwed on, I just feel like it looks so luxurious and I love the bow detailed back as well, It’s so unusual. If you also love this chair you can buy it here although it has gone up in price for some reason from when I purchased it.
Obviously I have gone with gold and fur but you can literally do whatever colour and design you want depending on your style. It is amazing what you can do with just spray painting a few things, I love doing bits in brass and copper, anything brass I just think looks so gorgeous and chic. I’ve been spraying plant pots and little decor bits and bobs as well, that you can see from the picture below. I sprayed the pot and decor camera.
I hope you found this post helpful and decide to make your own, tag me or let me know if you do. I will have my office tour post up soon as well if you like these type of interior posts.