Monday, March 25, 2013

Let's stools

Bar stools are a necessary thing if your kitchen has a peninsula or island.  I never really paid much attention to them because we never had a kitchen that warranted them.  We always had an eat in kitchen that had room for a table and chairs.  When I started researching bar stools, I couldn't believe my eyes at the prices of them at places like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Overstock and even Target.  When in doubt and can't find something I can afford and like, reupholstering is always my answer.  So I went on the hunt looking for super cheap bar stools that I could reupholster.  After months of searching, I stumbled up faux leather bar stools for a steal from Joss & Main.  I quickly purchased them and so began my hunt for fabric.  I knew I wanted an indoor/outdoor fabric for easy clean up and I knew I wanted them piped in a fun color.  I was able to find the indoor/outdoor fabric online in a fun teal geometric print and the pink corduroy fabric for the piping I found at a local fabric store for a song.

Below is the BEFORE picture of the bar stool. (sorry bad blogger and forgot to take a picture with my camera so you get a picture straight from the website)

                                                                                            And now for the big AFTER reveal!

You've come a looooooooong way my friend!  I just LOOOOOVE them.  They came out better than I pictured in my head.  The pink piping adds that unexpected pop of fun color.  And they will tie in the colors of the roman shade that will be going up shortly on the window looking out to the back yard.

And here are all four of them at the peninsula just waiting for a good time to be had.

I may or may not paint the legs.  It will depend on how the they look once the floors are stained a nice medium barn wood brown.  But for now I have a serious case of permagrin whenever I catch a glimpse of them.

Big things happened this weekend in terms of paint.  Come back tomorrow to see what was going on in Casa Horne!


  1. LOVE these!!! So beautiful!! Love the pink.

  2. Love the bar stools! I am very impressed. You need your own show

  3. Yes; you are right, bar stools are necessary if kitchen have table for meal. Your chairs are pretty nice. And I will follow your blog to see what's new going in Casa Horne.

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