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!



  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.

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

  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!

    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I'm so glad you mentioned drop cloth fabric!! You're'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!!

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

  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!!

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

  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)!

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

  9. 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 :-)

    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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