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Making a Room

When my daughter Addison asked for a new bedroom for her ninth birthday, she wasn't joking. She wanted a new room - as in a new space, new walls, new everything.

You see, we bought our current home several years back, and it has never really flowed properly. Her existing bedroom was the old kitchen and she knew that this wasn't her "forever" room. We divided what was the original living room for her and created her new, improved bedroom (this I will cover in another blog soon).

Addi is a dream client. She knew what she wanted, but was open to ideas. We sat and looked at Pinterest. We visited stores and surfed the web. She loved a lot of Pottery Barn Kids products, but wait times and budget meant some of these items weren't possible. However, a lot of inspiration was drawn from their range.

One thing Addi was clear about was her "need" for a fluffy chair. What with walls, insulation, BIRs, a new desk, rug etc etc, a $300+  chair just wasn't going to happen. So, I cam up with the next best thing.... Kmart!

I bought this fabulous Montreal Office Chair for $39 (it is super comfy) and two faux fur rugs (one to cover the front, one the back) and created my PBK fur chair knock off. Here's how to get the look, for a fraction of the cost:

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Lay the chair on the rug and roughly trace the shape of the chair with a bit of extra room to wrap the sides. Cut the shape out (if you're worried, always cut bigger and trim later).

Ensure that the circle base fits properly before you move on to the next step.

Ensure that the circle base fits properly before you move on to the next step.

Using a hot glue gun, glue the cut rug to the back of the chair, wrapping under and securing around the circle. Be sure to wrap the sides over too, as pictured.

Using a hot glue gun, glue the cut rug to the back of the chair, wrapping under and securing around the circle. Be sure to wrap the sides over too, as pictured.

Flip the chair over, cut the second rug as you did the first, but to fit the front side of the chair. Hot glue to the front of the chair.  To secure the two rugs, get a long needle and white cotton and sew both rugs together. If you are not a strong sewer, you can use more hot glue and trim rug excess.  Once both side of the chair are covered, assemble as per Kmart instructions and VOILA!!!! A pottery Barn Kids fur chair for $87!

Flip the chair over, cut the second rug as you did the first, but to fit the front side of the chair. Hot glue to the front of the chair.

To secure the two rugs, get a long needle and white cotton and sew both rugs together. If you are not a strong sewer, you can use more hot glue and trim rug excess.

Once both side of the chair are covered, assemble as per Kmart instructions and VOILA!!!! A pottery Barn Kids fur chair for $87!