Backless bar stool

Jan 12th, 2010

Do you have a bar? Have you considered using a backless bar stool? I love backless stools because they can be tucked in completely for less clutter. It is even fun to paint the stools a bold color.

My friends Jake and Wendi just bought their first house, and I was so excited for them. Wendi has wanted some red bar stools since she moved in, but I know firsthand that it is hard to furnish a new home. I moved into my home 6 months ago, and we are still slowly trying to furnish it.

So, I found some backless bar stools to refinish for her as a surprise. She ultimately wants to put some bar stools with backs up to her bar because she has young children, but those cost a TON of mula. So, I figured that backless stools would work as an alternative while they save up for the others.

I found these beauties….I’m sure you’ve seen them. The plain, blah old, oak colored stools. Craigslist is littered with these stools.
A little coat of primer and paint (CHERRY RED KRYLON BRAND) turns them from Blab to FAB!
Here they are in her gorgeous kitchen.


I think this is a good concept to adopt. If you can’t afford exactly what you want…which to me happens A LOT…then find an affordable alternative until you can save up for the others. So, when Wendi is ready to buy her fancy shmancy backed bar stools, she can sell these to help pay for them.

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