Two Story Cottage

Easy Barstool Update

Dear Friends,

The kitchen has evolved so much since we first bought our barstools.  In fact, I think they were our first purchase in this home.  I love my fancy pants pair from Ballard Designs; they create a nice transition from the family room to the kitchen.   The less expensive, metal barstools fit nicely because they are in a walk- through area.  I like that they actually slide under the bar.   Originally, the lighter metal seemed like the way to go but after all of the recent changes,  I knew they needed to go dark.

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The stools became more noticeable with each change.  It no longer seemed like they were tied to anything.   I knew I was going to spray paint them at the first possible opportunity.  I just didn’t know I’d have to wait so long!

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Who knew that spring was going to take forever and a day to arrive?  I thought I’d be able to do this weeks ago.  We finally got a 70 degree day so I made the best of it.  It was a little windy but I made it work.

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I am a big fan of the Rustoleum hammered spray paint.  This was my first time using the black; I have used bronze more times than I can count.  The black isn’t too dark which was my fear.  The color came out even better than I imagined!

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I used one of their trigger spray bottles which is worth the extra $$.  I did about three coats per stool total.  I might have gotten away with two if it hadn’t been so windy.

The minute they went back in the kitchen, I knew I’d made the right choice. Do you like the change?  Got any big spray paint plans this spring?

-Erin

P.S.  If I got one thing out of this post, it is that I need to clean my pendant light shades!  The camera brings out the best & worst of things even when slightly out of focus. 🙂

 

Comments

  1. Love the new look! Would love it if you share at my {all things creative} linky party:)

    http://www.theblissfulbeeblog.com/2013/04/1-year-blogiversary-linky-party.html

    xo
    amy@TheBlissfulBee

  2. Looks awesome! What color are your kitchen walls?

  3. Hasn’t the weather been ridiculous?? Thank goodness it’s finally warm. Although I’m pretty sure we skipped spring. It’s not just warm; it’s HOT.

    I like the painted stools. 🙂

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