Thursday, April 15, 2010

New stools

I had some barstools at my counter that I got at Walmart for cheap. They were the really cheap round top, no back type. Well, I felt they were ok for adults but with all the little people around here, the last thing I wanted was someone falling off a stool and busting their head open. I kept my eyes open on Craigslist because my budget was...well, as low as possible. I found this set of four stools for $25--TOTAL! Yes, I know they are all southwestern-y looking, and they were too tall, but they were very sturdy and I knew they would do well with a face lift. And-how could I pass up 25 bucks for 4 STOOLS?? They were actually stools from Sears when they had a cosmetic counter. I love stuff that has a story.

Stools before:


Stools after:


I just cut the legs off at the bottom to the right height, spray painted the wood, and put some plastic thingys on the bottom so they don't scratch the floor. I have plans for the vinyl seats, but now that the wood is black the color doesn't bother me so much anymore. That can wait. I have more projects to work on...

7 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh! Nice. And I totally thought the seats were a different color. The black totally makes them look more green, or maybe it is just the lighting.

How are you guys doing?

Jen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Them! Did I say LOVE enough?

*Katie May* said...

They look great! Good job!

MegRich said...

They look awesome! The black makes the green vinyl look totally different- I like it! Way to go!

RhondaLue said...

Ahhh I love it! You totally classed up the outdated southwestern look! What a great job!

House Of P said...

Love the new look! No way the black paint makes the vinyl look that different though. Which picture is more true to their color?

Melinda said...

You are so smart! what agreat idea...good job Sally. I think you are so talented.