Monday, June 30, 2014

Spray Painted Barstools

Hi, y'all! I recently decided to spray paint my barstools. I was totally inspired by Richella's post HERE. We bought these barstools 14 years ago while we were having this house built. I remember we were so happy to find them in a maple color that matched our cabinets exactly. :)

Here's what they originally looked like in all their maple glory...


Once we painted our cabinets white, I wanted to update our barstools too. 

And here they are now...


I used Rustoleum spray paint in Heirloom White (my favorite spray paint color) 

Bonus points if you can spot the cat toy in the pic below. :)



I cleaned out Home Depot's supply of heirloom white...



I think I actually only used about 3 cans. 

Here's a close up of the fabric. We've had this fabric on them for about 5 years. I was going to replace it, but never found what I was looking for, so I never did. I still may replace it eventually, but I don't mind it as much now that the barstools are white.  



While I was at it, I decided to replace the felt protectors on the legs. Here's what I used...

It's just felt pads that you cut to size and stick on the bottom of the legs. 





 I know they will eventually get scratches on them because they are heavily used. I plan on waiting until that happens, then I'll distress them around the edges so the scratches (hopefully) won't stand out as much. :) I was worried about the cross bars at the bottom the most since that's where everyone's feet will be, but then I remembered we all remove our shoes upon entering the house, so it should just be "sock feet" on them. :)

Have y'all spray painted anything lately?

Thanks for stopping by!

~Lisa

13 comments:

  1. The stools look great white, Lisa! Heirloom White is one of my favorites and I always have a can here waiting for a project. We put those felt feetie things on just about all our furniture when we put down wood floors last year.

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  2. Love the stools in the heirloom white.....very pretty!
    Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!
    ~Des

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  3. They look so nice! Not sure what fabric color you have in mind but lately I've noticed that drop cloth fabric is durable and neutral. Now, what can I test it out on? LOL! You did great!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I'm so glad you mentioned drop cloth fabric!! You're right...it's durable AND neutral. Just what I'm looking for! I seriously think I might use that to re-cover the barstools. Thanks for the idea!!

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  4. Love them painted white! Such a difference! Your kitchen looks great.

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  5. Your bar stools look great!!! I also love heirloom white!!! It truly is the perfect white!! I can't wait to see what you do with the seats!!

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  6. Looks great! I will always and forever love spray paint more than chalk paint.

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  7. I like the barstools painted white! They match your cabinets now. I did the same thing with my chairs at the kitchen table. I used good old spray paint. I couldn't imagine hand painting each chair (4 of them)!

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  8. Love your bar stools, Lisa! How pretty painted white. Your kitchen looks gorgeous. Happy 4th!

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  9. Fabulous makeover! I love rust oleum :)

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  10. Wow! You are not messing around with all of your DIY projects! You've been a busy bee! I love all the white you've been adding :-)

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    1. I'm totally on a roll! Lol! I've never bought so much spray paint in my life as I have the last few weeks. :)

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