I'm excited to share with you a project that's been on my mind for quite awhile. Back in February, I wrote a decorating dilemma I was experiencing. I had three excellent barstools--very sturdy, very comfortable--but very boring. After receiving lots of good advice, I decided that I should take the plunge and paint those babies. . . and I finally got it done.
Let's pause for a moment to reflect upon the incredible transformative powers of paint. Makes your heart swell just to think about it, doesn't it?
Here's one of the stools before:
I'm sorry for the poor lighting. It's been rainy all week, but I just had to share my finished project! Here's another look at the whole stool:
I spray-painted the stools with Rustoleum's Specialty Lacquer. This stuff has strong fumes, so you must use it outside, but it provides a beautiful finish. Then I distressed the edges by sanding with coarse sandpaper. The seats I reupholstered with fabric I found at my local discount fabric store--$7.99/yard.
A couple of close-ups of some of the distressing:
I am a happy girl. Here are all three of them:
Now I have three excellent barstools--very sturdy, very comfortable--and not at all boring! What do you think??
I'm linking to these wonderful parties: