10.26.2012

Bar Stool reveal!

As promised, I am back today with Kelli's "new" bar stools! Just to refresh your memory, I picked up these two bar stools from an estate sale last Friday:


This is exactly what I saw...I did not realize that the pieces you see in the left side of the photo, went with.  I sent this picture to Kelli to see what she thought...she loved them.  She wanted something with a vintagey feel and these did.  I told her they needed some work, but that I thought I could work some magic and give them a new life!  For $10 each, it was worth a try!

Apparently someone had started their own "re-do" on these bad boys, but never got around to finishing the job.  When I realized that the cushions went with, I could instantly visualize them done in some fun fabric...Kelli had other ideas.  She wanted them as is (no cushion).


The plan was to sand the seats and stain them and just paint the legs.  Sanding was easy, but then I had to contend with the four holes on the top where the original cushion was screwed on.  Now, I don't know about you, but even though I see "stainable" on the wood putty label...it never works for me, so I did not want to chance filling them with anything.  Enter these little guys:


I went to Lowe's and looked for some sort of "bolt" type thing that I could insert into the holes.  CHEAP fix...cost .64.  I sprayed them with Rustoleum Oil Rub Bronze that I already had on hand.  Pounded them in the holes and VOILA...problem solved.

For added interest, I asked Kelli if she wanted something stenciled on the top.  She decided on the #'s 11 & 12...why, you ask?  Well, let's just say that if two of Kelli's favorite football players come to visit, they have their own place to sit!  (psssst.....that would be #11 for Larry Fitzgerald and #12 for Tom Brady!)

I created the stencil with my Silhouette and stenciled it on with black craft paint:


The stain color I used was Minwax "Special Walnut" and I topped it off  with about 3 coats of Minwax Rub On Poly, lightly sanding in between coats.

For the legs I used Annie Sloan paint in "Graphite", which I also already had on hand!  Love this color...if you just top with a clear wax, it appears a dark charcoal gray.  If  you want it black, just use the dark Annie Sloan wax.

This is how they look now:


As you can see, I left the bar off around the bottom.  As soon as I could tell that it did not affect the sturdiness of the stools, we opted to leave them off!

And of course, here they are sitting in front of Kelli's island:


Sorry about the not so great cell phone shot...even worse that it was dark out!   I love them with the white cabinets!

Another look:
 

 And one last before and after:


I went to another estate sale yesterday and got a smokin' deal on a bedroom set...will have to share pics next week as I have not moved it all home yet!

Till then...have a great weekend!

P.S. For those wondering...we did not win the contest.  I put my ingredient labels on so people thought she cheated with professionally made cookies.  Oh well!

This post linked to:

My Repurposed Life
Miss Mustard Seed
Primitive and Proper
Finding Fabulous   








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16 comments:

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

those are adorable!

Papel Scissors said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

they turned out so nice!! you are very good at what you do :))

gail@My Repurposed Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you clever girl! using those bolts. Without that bottom ring, these look like totally different stools...oh wait, they are! hahahaha
love the stools.

booo about the contest! :(

gail

Mindi@MyLove2Create said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ohh I love these! You did a great job! I came over from MRL, I am your newest follower!

Sheila Davis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just LOVE how you did these!!!! They turned out so great and I just love the seats on them. I think keeping off the cushions and staining them was perfect along with taking off the metal on the bottoms. I may have to think about keeping off the cushion on a stool I'm working on. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

these are fabulous- i love their unique shape and the rustic look you gave them!

The Far Fifty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are awesome, love the hardware you added.

Angie @ Knick of Time said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Absolutely love them! Visiting from My Repurposed Life - hope you'll come by and share these at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Blessings,
Angie

FlyAwayHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I WANT THESE BAR STOOLS!!!! They would be perfect in my house!

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look great! The shape is very unique!

The Other Me Is Sane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you did a great job on those stools.

Bar Stools said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome..I really agree with your blog.They would be perfect..Thanks for sharing!!

Becca@End Of Lease Cleaning Sydney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am currently obsessed with wooden made bar stools. This is one clever bar stool re-purposing idea... simple and yet vintage...

Whitney Williams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for sharing this! These stools look really good and are so cute! I am trying to find a great place that sells some bar stools in Edmonton. Any recommendations for me?

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Amazing ideas ..!!!
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