Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bar Stools Revamped

In between sewing for my store, I have been on the lookout for some bar stools to add to our kitchen bar. We've lived here 2 years, guys.. I've been "keeping a lookout" for so long, that's let's be honest: I was just being cheap and didn't make them a priority.

UNTIL... my cheapness could no longer hinder me, because I found these awesome (decrepit) metal bar stools for sale at a yard sale. And for a cool $15 each, how could I not take these things home?

Rust! We don't see this so far inland, so I was pretty excited about that.

Pretty sure these have lived outside. For a while.

Not totally sure what I was going to do with them, I knew the first step would be to give them a thorough cleaning.

I actually liked them like this... But I don't think I would forever. So I decided to paint them. So I grabbed my trusty favorite:

I bought two, this one, and a copper colored spray bottle.

I actually loved them! I sprayed the top the copper color, and the bottom the darker color with copper on the foot rest on top of the oil rubbed bronze color. 

I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to adjust the height, and as I excited as I was to bring them inside and check them out, I was immediately disassappointed when I realized they looked ridiculously short on my bar. ROOKIE MISTAKE. Ahem: Always measure your bar before buying bar stools.

So... I turned around and sold them for $150 for the set, they sold within an hour of me posting them... So for $60 for them and $20 in spray painting materials, it ended up being worth the hassle.

However, I was still out bar stools, and now seemingly determined to change that (all of a sudden?)

Anywho, I ended up getting some... I will continue this saga next time!