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DIY chic faux fur reading bench

(Last Updated On: April 8, 2023)

If you’re a bookworm who loves nothing more than curling up with a good novel, then you know the importance of having a comfortable reading nook. And what’s better than a cozy reading bench?

A chic reading bench, of course! And what’s better than a chic reading bench? A chic faux fur reading bench that you can make yourself!

Not only is a faux fur reading bench a stylish addition to any room, but it’s also a great way to repurpose old furniture. Plus, you’ll be doing your part to save the environment by not contributing to the fur trade. So, let’s get started on this fun and cheeky DIY project!

What You’ll Need

  • An old bench or ottoman
  • Faux fur fabric (enough to cover the bench)
  • A staple gun
  • Scissors


  1. Clean and prep your bench. Before you get started, make sure your bench is clean and free of any dust or debris. If you need to, give it a quick wipe down with a damp cloth. Then, remove any screws or nails from the bench so that you can easily staple the fabric onto it.
  2. Measure and cut your fabric. Measure the length and width of your bench and add a few extra inches to each side. This will ensure that you have enough fabric to wrap around the bench and staple it in place. Once you’ve got your measurements, cut your faux fur fabric to size.
  3. Staple the fabric to the bench. Lay your fabric over the bench, making sure it’s centered and straight. Then, start stapling the fabric to the underside of the bench. Work your way around the edges, pulling the fabric taut as you go. You may need to trim any excess fabric as you staple.
  4. Finish up. Once you’ve stapled the fabric all the way around the bench, trim any excess fabric and tuck it under the stapled edges. Then, reattach any screws or nails you removed earlier.

And voila! You now have a chic faux fur reading bench that’s perfect for snuggling up.

Well, it looks like we’ve come to the end of our faux fur-tastic journey with this chic reading bench DIY. We hope you’ve had a paw-some time following along and getting your hands dirty with some furry goodness.

Whether you’re curling up with a good book, snuggling with your furry friend, or just looking to add some extra flair to your decor, this bench is the purr-fect addition to any space.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your faux fur and get ready to unleash your inner DIY diva! Trust us, the end result will be so fur-bulous, you’ll want to show it off to all your friends.

Thanks for joining us on this wild ride, and we’ll see you next time for more DIY fun and fur-filled adventures!