In our previous home, we had a “peninsula” rather than island. It was made for bar stools, but we never had any because it would have felt too crowded right next to our table. In this house, we have a lovely island, and I spent MONTHS searching for bar stools that met my criteria of “cheap enough” and “cute enough.” I was perfectly willing to re-make a set, but I kept finding sets of TWO and I needed THREE! Eventually I purchased three stools from Pier 1, and I have been quite happy with them (you can see them in my kitchen here).
And so, of course, MONTHS later…I came across three barstools that met the aforementioned criteria at a garage sale! So even though I no longer needed them for myself, home they came with me...
I really like the way my own bar stools that are all the same style but different colors (it makes me feel quirky…in a good way) so I decided to give the same general feel to these.
Inspired by grain sacks and my love of all things numbered, I painted each stool white (Behr Ultra Silky White, I think) and then painted on stripes in green, blue and, red…
…finishing them off with a little number detailing just for fun.
I know oh-so-well how much abuse bar stools undergo, so I distressed these pretty heavily. I like how the little round derriere-space shows up so nicely now
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