Sheepskins are all the rage, making appearances in artsy Instagrams and draping over the backs of Pottery Barn chairs everywhere. Unfortunately, I don’t have a casual $300 to spend on a real sheepskin rug so in keeping with my recent favorite passtime of faking it ’til you make it, I decided to make a fake one.
On a recent trip to Home Goods, I came upon some faux throws. What a find… I was pumped. Then I checked the price tag; $50. Now for some people this would be a total steal and they’d snatch that baby up! That’s fine but $50 for me equals a couple other way more important things like – call me silly – food or my electric bill. So I passed it up and kept walking. While perusing around the bathroom decor I stumbled upon a mat that looked exactly like the throws. “Must be in the wrong place,” I thought. I checked the price tag anyway though… ten dollars. That’s more like it, talk about a game-changer. It wasn’t shaped like a sheepskin but I figured I could make it work. With a little help from my trusty sidekick, I did.