Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bar Stool Toile

Our house has 2 large kitchen peninsulas, and one of them has an overhang counter made for bar stools.  I really liked this feature and envisioned menu planning while dinner cooks, friends hanging out while I'm in the kitchen, and someday, kids drawing or doing homework at that counter while I make dinner.  Our previous home didn't have a spot for bar stools, so when we moved to this home, I started scouring Craigslist for two affordable additions to our kitchen.  After several months of hunting, I came across this set for a good price:

I was drawn in by the shape and the black wood, but the fabric absolutely did not go with our decor.  I decided to give them a makeover with some cream and black toile.  I pulled out a screwdriver to pry out the staples that were holding the fabric in place and used our staple gun to attach the new print.  Here they are after:

I think they look great in their new home and am so happy with how they turned out.  I added a piece of 2 inch high density foam to each seat before recovering them, which added a lot of extra cushion.  I traced the wooden seat base onto the foam and then used an electric knife to cut it out.  It glides easily through the foam making a smooth cut.  They are extra comfortable now and a great spot to work or hang out in the kitchen!


Darci said...

I agree! They look great!

Christy said...


Your new header looks GREAT!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Kelli said...

Very nice! And also, I like the new blog setup!

Megan said...

Love it! very chic

thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments about my latest top refashion :)

Infarrantly Creative said...

Great makeover. I am a sucker for black and white though.

CapireKate said...

These are gorgeous! Good job. Just found your blog when it was linked to NieNieDialogues. I like your blog a lot! I'll keep checking back.