Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Bar Stools are Half Way There!!!

When we moved into our house the former owners left us some nifty little treats other than the mirrors. One of those treats were four bar stools. I was extremely excited about the bar stools except for two major things, their color and their fabric. I am not real sure though if you have priced bar stools lately but they are super expensive, so free is always the best.
Ugly blue.

Easy fix to the color problems........but one that has taken me almost a year to get to. Surprise, Surprise seems that it takes me awhile to get around to everything.

I decided to only do two at a time because we use these babies all of the time and if I had all four of them missing I would be lost. We don't eat these, but when we have friends over (which isn't often enough) everyone sits at these stools so they have to be gorgeous.

 So first two bar stools headed to the garage for what I thought would be a quick little project. Wrong, Again!! I bought Rustoleum Gloss White Protective Enamel. I guess I should have read the directions a little more carefully. I had to wait a whole 24 hours between each application, but hey I was only going to need two max....right?!?!? Wrong!!! I needed three and could have used four, but I was super impatient to finish the project. It was a good thing that I painted these in the garage because it was an oil based paint.

 Well once I was finished with the painting I removed the ugly blue fabric thinking that maybe I would find some pretty cushions. Ha, Ha, my life is not that easy. Yep those ugly cushions are what I found. O well I had already prepared myself for a cushion change so it didn't bother me that bad.
Well after three coats of paint and recovering the cushions with some of my lovely stash fabric I am in love. I was actually looking for a different fabric but couldn't find anything that I absolutely love so I used fabric in my stash that I loved.
 I love the way these look can I say, I think they fit me to a tee. I can't wait to finish the other two then we will have a matching set of four. I think they will help pull the bar area together.
Perhaps the completion of this little project will get me started thinking about curtains.  By the way stay tuned I think I am going to reveal the craft room on Monday. Yippee!! By the way I have some more post coming this week, I promised that I was a busy girl.

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...[Reply to comment]

that fabric is awesome! it really brings that chair to life!

AshTreeCottage said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Dawn! This is the first time to visit you. Love what you did with the bar stools and I love your blog title. I can relate, because my life is crazy all of the time. Come visit me when you can.

Susan and Bentley

Artsy VaVa said...[Reply to comment]

So much better! The bar stools look great. Thanks for sharing.

The Doodler said...[Reply to comment]

So much better! They look so fresh and bright and practically brand new. What a difference a coat of paint makes!

Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

This looks great – I really love it!


Ashley said...[Reply to comment]

awesome job!!!

Just Jaime said...[Reply to comment]

Great fabric choice!

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