Here a little project I just finished, and thought it might be nice to share. I've had this bench forever. I never was completely sure what I wanted to do with it, so I just kept it simmering on the back burner. And, there it stayed, til a couple of weeks ago, when I was driving to an estate sale, and saw a garage sale sign, so I thought, "ehhh, why not?"
There I came across a antique (it was probably over 100 years old) torn beaver coat. Yup, you read that right. Beaver. After some pause...and a perusal to see where the damage was, I decided it would be perfect to reupholster this bench with. So, I bought it, for $10. I mean for 10 bucks what did I have to lose? Nada. I got it home. Butchered it (sorry, but it was already torn) and stapled it to the seat. Done.
Now I have a unique, and interesting piece of moveable furniture to use and enjoy. For the record I do want to say, that new fur is not my thing. Only faux and vintage/antique, as they are already dead, and do not fuel the fur industry. There's plenty of good vintage furs finds out there if you look for them. Another awesome use for vintage fur in the home would be making pillows.
I went trolling on Etsy to see what I could find and came up with a couple great possibilities if you were feeling adventurous...
So what do you think? Are you digging it? Or, am I off my vintage fur lined rocker?