Curb Side Bar Stools Makeover

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I love it when people put perfectly good furniture out on the side of the road! Such was the case with these two cute bar stools!


Here is how they looked when I picked them up. They seemed sturdy, just very dirty.


They had been recovered with some very ugly black suede-like fabric and while I wasn't sure what condition the seats were when I picked them up I decided it was worth a chance... after all... they were FREE!


Here is how they looked after taking the black fabric off!


Perfect little rush seats!


I painted the bases of the stools with Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Finish Spray Paint in Linen White.


And I did just a little distressing.


I thought they looked great...


They would also work as cute plant stands.


And then... at the last minute I remembered this line of furniture with rush seats: The Carson Collection, and I thought the rush seats on my stools needed a little something extra too!

It was such a last minute decision that I had already taken all the pictures and started writing this post!

So I quickly grabbed my tape and taped off the seats to get a similar look.


And I went from this...


To this with some grey spray paint!


Not bad for two little curb side bar stools!


What do you think?


12 comments

Anne in the kitchen said...

What a fantastic score!

gary said...

Your lucky day to find those! I like the addition of the stripe. It makes cute bar stools even cuter!
Florence

Summer said...

Wow! These stools are gorgeous ♥

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

They look wonderful and free curbside bargains to boot!

The Vintage Dresser said...

The stripes on the seats are the perfect finishing touch! Great finds!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much Summer!

Tania

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks Florence! I thought the stripes were just the added touch they needed :o)

Tania

Karen Glenn said...

Great finds and creative makeover as usual..you are a gifted gal

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you Karen! :o)

Tania

Debra Pashkowsky said...

These turned out perfect. How lucky are you to find them. I just finished a project using the paint that you used. It is really nice paint. The stools look wonderful and the strip makes them.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much Debra! It was a lucky find for sure, I don't see too much curb side furniture... I envy those who find it all the time! I really like the paint too, this is the first time I tried the Rustoleum brand of chalk spray paint.

Tania

My thrift store addiction said...

Great job, Tania and I especially love the gray stripes! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!