DIY Floor Pouf
As mentioned previously, I had someone doing a shoot of my apartment this weekend (HA HA HA I am so fancy. I have people “doing shoots” of things in my life.), and I felt the need to complete a few last minute unecessary crafty things to make my place look more interesting than it is.
My loft space has that huge, blindingly bright Turkish Kilim Rug, and although I LOVE it, it’s really really hard to design around because it’s like, overwhelming and basically attacks your eyeballs.
On an unrelated-but-related note, I have been thinking about making a floor “pouf” for some time. First, because it’s always good to have extra seating, second, because there was this extra space at one side of the loft, and last because I like to say “pouf”, over and over and over. POUF!
I saw these at West Elm. And they are beautiful. And I thought that the crazy same-but-not-the-same kilim fabric would compliment the craziness of my rug.
AND THEY ARE THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS.
Like, seriously? Come on. FINE. I get that they are like, “one of a kind” and someshit like that, but you clearly just took old rugs that couldn’t be sold as rugs because they were defective and cut them up and sewed them into fucking squares.
Then I was all like “I CAN CUT SHIT UP AND SEW IT INTO SQUARES ON MY OWN.”
So I went to designer fabrics and found me some “kilim-esque” fabric. 25 bucks a yard. Bought a yard and a half.
Then I cut it into two squares and four long rectangles. It’s not fucking brain surgery. Here are your instructions:
Then you stuff the box with shit. I literally filled it with a bunch of old blankets and some old gross pillow or something, then I tore apart the stuffing from some other pillow I didn’t want any more and filled that shizz up. A note – you will need WAY more stuffing than you think you will.
Then you top-stitch around the seams at the top and bottom of the box. That is all you need to do.
I’ve just saved you $280.00. You are welcome. Buy me a present.