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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Faux Fur Rug from a COAT!


Oh I love faux fur rugs! Just a quick glance at them and immediately you feel the warmth and comfort they give the entire room. 

Some of the really beautiful ones can be pricey, so I haven't bought any yet. 

I happened to spot this long faux fur coat in a thrift store and immediately went to it. So soft and beautiful...  I certainly would use it as fabric! Regular price was $12.99 ...HA! I couldn't have done better at the fabric store! As I stood at the counter to cash out, the cashier rang it up half price!!! NO WAY! A size large coat is a lot of fur to work with.

Tickled to pieces, I raced home to get started on my rug! 


I laid the coat out on the floor to get started by removing the lining.


Then cut off the arms and collar; all around the shoulders.


I took a break and looked at this massive fur fabric. ... I really scored! (I had to stand on a chair to get this photo)


I contemplated whether to have the high part of the back remain... and roughly cut around the fabric to make it appear as natural animal hide; OR to make a straight cut for a rectangular rug.


When I finally decided, I could shop for more of these coats at a later time, I went with rectangular for this one and cut off the odd end piece. I sewed it straight and began the backing. 


A piece of rough felt is enough to back the fur with and it was just about $4. 


I glued it on with Speed-Sew and allowed it to dry. 
Gotta love a no sew project, ey? 


 I used hot glue to make non-skid strips directly on the felt.


When it was dry, I had a tough time deciding where to stage it because it's so cozy! 


So I'm playing with it until I make more to have everywhere.


It's plush!!! Love it! 


Yup... going to do more of these... 



A faux fur rug... for only TEN DOLLARS!!! 





The leftover scrap fur? ... I have another re-purpose post or two coming up next! 

I hope this inspired you to be on the look out to make yours. Super fast and easy... and cheap!!! 
















59 comments:

  1. Marie@The Interior FrugalistaMarch 5, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    How clever Robin!!!

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  2. chris aka monkeyMarch 5, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    i can feel it under my bare feet ohhh ahhhh xx

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  3. Stacy @ Anastasia VintageMarch 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    What an awesome idea, Robin! It turned out so well! And it was no-sew? Brilliant :)

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  4. Kim Exquisitely UnremarkableMarch 5, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    That is super cool! I can picture it as a throw, as well! Great idea!

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  5. Thank you, Marie! I love this idea. I'm on the prowl for more fur coats, lol~

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  6. It's cozy, Chris! You gotta do this! ox

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  7. Uh huh!!! That's another project. I'm hunting for more inexpensive fur pieces to revamp. Sometimes, the fabric store will have fake fur on sale.
    Thanks, Kim!! :)

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  8. How creative! I'd place that soft, cozy rug right next to my side of the bed so my bare feet touched it first thing every morning! I clicked your link at the Momma Told Me party. I just love those parties, don't you!

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  9. I would never have thought to do this and if I had, would never have known how. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the instructions. Can't wait to see what you do with the scrap! So glad you linked up at This Is How We Roll Thursday. Please come back next week and link up the scrap tutorial.

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  10. What an awesome idea for something that people don't wear too much anymore... unless you are my daughter... with your own unique style... where wearing an old fur coat actually looks cute! lol! I love it and now I'm on the hunt for a coat I can do this with! It would feel so nice to step out of the shower onto a rug like this!!

    Tania

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  11. This is so clever! I love seeing how everyone repurposes items into something useful. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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  12. OH my word, this is amazing. I would never have thought of this. Love it. What a fabulous idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Can't wait to feature this next week.

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  13. I love a good repurposing project and this is an amazing one! I'll be looking at the thrift stores now for those formerly I-don't-want-that faux fur coats. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

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  14. Such a cute idea...looks so nice.

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  15. what a great purpose diy! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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  16. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About Link party!!

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  17. A great way to repurpose an item!

    Thanks for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party! Hope you join us again tomorrow :-)

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  18. Love, love love it! Thank you for the brilliant idea! Stopped by here from Turn it Up Tuesday.

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  19. This was so inexpensive and easy to do. I hope you have the opportunity to get your rug too. Thanks so much for the pin! :)

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  20. So glad you like it! Thanks so much for being such a kind hostess!

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  21. I hope you find one and do this too! I bet your daughter looks so adorable in her coat... and don't feel bad, I wouldn't be able to pull off wearing one. To me, they look great on others, but just not me. :)
    Thank you for the kind visit!

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  22. Thank you so much for stopping by and for having me!

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  23. Eeeek! Thank you so much, Marty!!! I'm so excited for the feature and over the moon you like it!

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  24. Great to hear!!! I so hope you find one! Thanks so much for hosting and visiting! :)

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  25. So happy you like it and stopped in, Katie!! Thank you so much!

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  26. Thank you for visiting and hosting, Angie!!

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  27. I look forward to it, Natalie! Thanks so much for hosting and stopping in!

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  28. In my house you wouldn't be able to tell the faux fur from the real fur off the pets! It looks great on your beautiful wood floor.

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  29. OK, I'm in love with this project! I just hope my Salvation Army is still having their 99 cent sale since I saw a fur coat there last week. Now I have a project for it! :) Thanks so much for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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  30. amazing! love the rug. And the new sew glue? I need some. I love the idea of running the hot glue around for non-skid! I have a bought rug here that needs that so nice!! :)

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  31. You know I actually have a faux fur coat bagged up in my closet. My granddaughter outgrew it and I just couldn't give it away, thinking there was something I could do with it. I am such a hoarder. Thanks Robing.

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  32. This is a great repurposing project! Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle! I hope you'll join us for the party again this Thursday - I can't wait to see what you'll have to share!

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  33. I would never have thought to do this. I'm going to look at old fur coats at the thrift stores in a whole different light. I love that old trunk that's sitting on it. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one a tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again.


    Anne xx

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  34. That is really cool. Love that!!! Pinning & Visiting from Titus 2 Tuesday.

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  35. This is such a crazy awesome idea! I would have never in a million years thought to do this. You are so creative. I love the way you repurposed this coat into a rug. You totally saved this coat :) Thanks so much for linking this up to our Something to Talk About Link Party. See you again on Monday! Hope you're having a great day, Coco

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  36. LOL! Your fids help you with your decor!
    Thank you for your kind visit, Stella! :)

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  37. Wow... love your sale price!! I hope you get the coat! Thank you so much for your kind visit, Christie!

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  38. The hot glue works great. You can also try silicone which comes in clear or white... it does the same thing.
    The no sew glue is fantastic! I just put it on, waited for to get a little tacky and applied the felt. Love it. Time saved! It's available in Walmart, Target and others. Have fun!!! :)

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  39. That's not hoarding, Darlene! That's creative savings! :)
    I can't wait to see what you do with that coat!
    Thank you, Darlene!

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  40. Thank you so much for hosting and visiting, Angela!
    I look forward to your link up!

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  41. I did it again yesterday. I found a long black fur coat and my husband laughed and said it's going to be a black bear rug! I'm watching for them every trip out now.


    Thank you so much for the lovely feature and your kind visit, Anne! I look forward to your link ups! :)

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  42. Thank you so much for visiting and pinning!!!

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  43. You're a wonderful hostess! Thank you for stopping in. :)
    I'm so glad I discovered your blog and get to see your creations too!

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  44. What a beautiful rug! You are so clever and artistic :) Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays :)

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  45. I would have never thought about doing something like this. You are certainly creative. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday and sharing with us. Hope to see you again this week.

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  46. Wow, what an interesting idea, one that wouldn't have even crossed my mind! You'll need to stop by my blog Facebook page, I am having trouble just figuring out how to reattach spindles on this chair. Can you help me please? Sorry for leaving such a long link but I thought of you and knew you'd have an answer :) https://www.facebook.com/MomsSmallVictories/photos/a.519784218062230.121640.353044741402846/924026247638023/?type=1&theater


    BTW, thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup and hope you linked up again this weekend. This week's linkup just went live! Pinned this to our linkup board.

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  47. Such an easy idea and so happy you like it! Thank you for your kind visit, Lisa!!!

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  48. Thank you for hosting and visiting, Sherry. Love your link up!

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  49. Sure will! I'll be right over to help.
    Thank you for stopping and inviting; happy to link up! :)

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  50. Kim Daniels LewisMarch 16, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Oh my…so cool! I'm always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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  51. Thank you so much for linking up with iDEA boX !

    xx

    Mila

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  52. Amazing! What a wonderfully clever idea--you don't often see truly "new" ideas anymore, but yours is one of them. Looks fantastic; you did a great job :)

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  53. Crazy easy and inexpensive... perfect project combo... :)
    Thank you, Diana!

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  54. I'm so grateful for the pin and tweet! You're so sweet!!!

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