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!