Monday, September 30, 2013

Grain Sack Bar Stools

In our previous home, we had a “peninsula” rather than island.  It was made for bar stools, but we never had any because it would have felt too crowded right next to our table.  In this house, we have a lovely island, and I spent MONTHS searching for bar stools that met my criteria of “cheap enough” and “cute enough.”  I was perfectly willing to re-make a set, but I kept finding sets of TWO and I needed THREE!  Eventually I purchased three stools from Pier 1, and I have been quite happy with them (you can see them in my kitchen here). 

And so, of course, MONTHS later…I came across three barstools that met the aforementioned criteria at a garage sale!  So even though I no longer needed them for myself, home they came with me...

Red Hen Home Grain Sack Bar Stools 1

I really like the way my own bar stools that are all the same style but different colors (it makes me feel quirky…in a good way) so I decided to give the same general feel to these.

Red Hen Home Grain Sack Bar Stools 2

Inspired by grain sacks and my love of all things numbered, I painted each stool white (Behr Ultra Silky White, I think) and then painted on stripes in green, blue and, red…

Red Hen Home Grain Sack Bar Stools 3

…finishing them off with a little number detailing just for fun.

Red Hen Home Grain Sack Bar Stools 6

I know oh-so-well how much abuse bar stools undergo, so I distressed these pretty heavily.  I like how the little round derriere-space shows up so nicely now  Winking smile

Red Hen Home Grain Sack Bar Stools 5

***************************

Linking up here:

The Inspiration Exchange Elizabeth & Co.
Primitive & Proper Thrifty Décor Chick
Friday Remodelaholic The Scoop!
Funky Junk’s Saturday Night Special The DIY Show Off
Miss Mustard Seed
Beyond the Picket Fence Coastal Charm
Knick of Time
Domestically Speaking
Perfectly Imperfect No Minimalist Here
Common Ground My Repurposed Life
From My Front Porch to Yours Mod Vintage Life
A Little Knick Knack

18 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love them!!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love these Korrie, you did an awesome job.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These are wonderful! I love the grain sack look combined with numbers! Fantastic job!

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

These are great... nice job:)
New follower, Francine

http://lifeinvelvet.com said...

I love these! The stripes and numbers are precious!

-New Follower
Angela
http://lifeinvelvet.com

Kristen said...

These are great! I am swooning over them!

Donna Wilkes said...

I am sure these will sell. Isn't strange that the island space in kitchens are usually designed for three stools? Love the grain sack details and the worn seats.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

These are fantastic! Completely different from anything else!

Full Circle Creations said...

These are just darling! I know they will sell quickly.

Gail Wilson said...

I love the bar stools... you did a great job on the Korrie, and I'm sure they'll get a loving home very quickly!
good luck with the sale!
gail

Crystelle Boutique said...

I totally love these stools. I think they need to come live at my house....!!
Great idea and great work!!
:)
hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

I love these! Great job!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love them...they will definitely go home with some lucky lady!

Loribeth Clark said...

Cute stools! I'm having a different problem. I'm looking for stools for my parents peninsula, because the ones they have are awful! But I need four, and all I can find is sets of three!!! They all have to match, because I know mom wouldn't go for ones that didn't, so I don't dare buy three and then hope to find a fourth one to go with them.

Loribeth Clark said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness--love these!

Julia Klimek said...

They came out great! Love the colors and the numbers too! Cute! Julia

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Super cute! Love the stripes and numbers!