- stool base
- faux Mongolian Lamb material double the size of the stools seat (see below what we found for our material! - there are tons of faux furry throws that would work as well!)
- plywood circular base to act as the stools seat
- 1.5" piece of foam
- Annie Sloan's gold size and dark wax. Imitation gold metal leaf
- 2 paint brushes - one to paint on size and one to burnish leaf into dry size
- staple gun
OK! Let's begin!
We searched high and low for fuzzy fabric and couldn't find anything we loved within budget. After weeks of searching, we had almost given up hope until we stumbled upon this fuzzy christmas stocking at our local TJ Maxx! We snatched two and kept our fingers crossed once we ripped the center seam it would be wide enough for our stools (next time, I'll have the measurements handy)!
Now comes the fun part! place the metal leaf on the area you have sized. It will stick immediately and you can use a dry, natural bristle brush to tamp it down. Continue this process until the entire area is covered (There may be small cracks or "holidays", which you can fill if you choose or let it be part of a perfectly imperfect look!)
Since we are using imitation leaf, it will tarnish over time. In order to protect the leaf and give it an aged look we applied Annie's soft dark wax and wiped the excess back.
What do you think?