A couple of weeks ago John and I were cruising through Costco
No really. It was beautiful. Ivory, with shades of white and yellow and cream running through it- long fur, incredibly soft.
I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I actually put my face on to the rug. It was that fantastic. I couldn't resist.
To match it's incredible appearance and feel, it also came with a hefty price tag. Well, it was actually a really good deal ($119) but more than we're looking to pay right now. Also, I have this thing about leather and pelts (etc.). I'm a big fan of using *every* part of the animal if we're going to use it at all, but I also want to know that it was ethically sourced. My aunt actually has a farm and does a great job of this. I would buy one of her pelts any day, but her sheep aren't often dying which means there isn't exactly an abundance of pelts. Therefore, I like to go faux. Also it's much cheaper, and given that we want to put it on the wood floors of our new bedroom during the winter (cold feet!), I didn't want to spend a ton of money. For the same reason, we also opted to go with a darker shade to avoid any staining from all of the traffic.
I purchased one yard of this FAUX FUR from amazon (seller is Fabric Empire) for about $25 including shipping. It measures 60 inches long, so it's rather big and perfect for a rug. I really like that it comes in multiple colors (so you can get white if you'd like!) and different lengths. This was supposed to be about 2 inches long, but the "fur" measures closer to 3 inches. The shorter lengths are much less expensive, and perhaps would have been a better idea for foot traffic.
If you'd like to make a little pelt to throw over a chair instead of a rug, you can get 1/2 of a yard and probably get two pelts out of it. If you haven't thrown a pelt over your chair in the winter, you're missing out. Or you don't live in a frigid climate. But you should try it anyway.
You can also make an oval rug by rounding all the way across the sides.
And of course, the classic pelt shape. This looks very attractive on a rug, and is definitely necessary if you're making a little one to go over a chair or couch.
Grab along the edges and just gently tug the fur out from the stitch, laying it back over to cover it up. Do this all along the edges.
That's it! So easy, right? The total cost was less than any area rug I've ever seen and provides a nice luxurious resting spot for cold feet. I know my DIYs are few and far between these days, but after the move I should have more time. I hope you're all doing well!
All the best, and as always, thanks for reading!