28 June 2021

Treasures from the Trash: A Bar Stool

Hey guys! I found this lonely bar stool on the sidewalk: 

It's made of wrought-iron...

It has a curved backrest and a comfy seat cushion.

I wonder why the owner let go of it? And if it came with two or three more bar stools, a typical number for a kitchen counter.

Sadly, I didn't take it home with me but here are a few ideas on how I would turn it from blah to TADA! had I room for it:

DIY upcycled kitchen stools.  What a difference some spray paint and fabric can make!
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Paint it in a vibrant shade and replace the cushion cover to match one's kitchen decor. 

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If I had a collection of mismatched bar stools, I'd use paint to give them a unified look. 

For the Love of Wood, bar stool make-over
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Or I would give it a modern farmhouse feel with distressed paint and graphic fabric.

Rhodes Barstool, Mist $625.00
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For an upscale look, maybe paint it in a matte metallic gold?

via Wisteria 
A gold and white pairing gives it a clean and polished look.

Lenox Velvet Bar and Counter Stools West Elm | Bar Stool |  Bar Furniture Ideas  | Bar Table And Chair | Bar Furniture For Home Modern Also, you're going to ensure that the style of furniture you pick matches with the style of your restaurant. You don't want green tables and yellow chairs unless you're opting for some goofy Brazilian soccer theme. #bespoke #homeinterior
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But luxurious colors like mustard or gray can be options, too. 

Hollas Counter Stool, Barley Crypton $1,145.00
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Experiment with textured fabric to give some contrast.

Wisteria Emerson Counter Stools deliver a modern finish at a gray kitchen island topped with white quartz and illuminated with a set of Darlana Lanterns.
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East Urban Home Bar Stool 30" | Wayfair
via Wayfair
Or fabric in a favorite print can also work well.

Kylie 28' Bar Stool... by AllModern | Havenly
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And maybe some faux fur material that will go well in a girly dressing room.

Luxe Velvet Copper / Brass Leg Bar Stool 75cm – Pebble & Leaf Home
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But if you prefer painting the chair in rose gold, go right ahead!

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What about painting the chair in a clean white and replacing the seat with a stained wood?

Before discarding your old furniture, find some ways to turn them from blah to TADA!


  1. I would have immediately gone with a vivid color and a fun pattern, but the gold with a white cushion looks really cool.

  2. So many things you can do with this chair! Thanks Priscilla!


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