Saturday, May 8, 2010

A little project - Kitchen stools.

Project Kitchen Stools...

Some dear friends of ours recently relocated to another town. Their new home is very modern and there was nowhere for their old bar stools to go. Luckily I had had my eye on them for some time and happily took them off their hands.


I have been a long time fan of Sarah of A beach Cottage who can transform anything with white paint so I decided a little painting was in order.
The paints is more of an off white so it didn't look stark against the creamy benches.

It is truely amazing what a lick of paint will do!

I am debating about whether or not to attack them with sandpaper to rough them up a bit. I think I will wait until the desk chair is finished and then decide. 
I  am off now to finish the desk chair, this painting thing is addictive!!

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  1. They look great in that spot. Well done!

  2. They look fab - fit so well in your space... I have stool envy!

  3. I love them.... love them... love them! What shade off white paint did you use? Kym X

  4. They look fantastic - lucky you to have generous friends like that! And you're so preaching to the converted on the virtues of white paint...maybe I should warn you not to buy a spray gun? You won't be able to stop yourself then! K xx

  5. Im a huge fan of white paint. They look great.

  6. Thanks Kyandra, and everyone else, the paint is quarter strength dulux hog bristle. On reflection, we could have maybe even gone half strength.

  7. They look fabulous! Gotta love white paint:) Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

  8. I was just today thinking I need to get some inexpensive barstools. They look gorgeous- well done:)

  9. What a great gift! They look fantastic like that and go perfectly with your kitchen. Thanks for your lovely, lovely comment today..Happy Mothers Day..Rxx

  10. Oh they are spectacularly gorgeous... I love them! White paint...what would we do without it! A-M xx

  11. Hi me again....thanks for the paint colour...pop by my blog ..I have an award for you! Kym X

  12. ooooh I like...and a bloody sight easier than silver leaf!! Great job. x

  13. Your kitchen stools look!! White paint is my new best friend!!!

  14. Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.
    wow I have to say the paining makes a huge differance, I love the way it looks now! Great job! I would love to be more handy.

  15. Hi lovely,

    Your stools look GREAT!! The new white looks fantastic with all the wood, doesn't it! And how lucly you are to have such an adorable seating area.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Kitchen Favourites!


  16. I am popping over from Sarah's Kitchen Favourites party to see your kitchen. Great project.

    You can see my kitchen in my Chicago Vintage apartment. Can you stay for tea?

    Glenda (link # 62)


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