A Change in the Kitchen

7.18.2011

On Friday while it was cool and raining outside, and while I really should have been buying groceries, I all of a sudden decided to pull out the Old White chalk paint and paint the wood backs of my kitchen bar stools. I had been wanting to do this for some time and kept putting it off. Well, the mood hit so I went for it. When Mr. Savvy came home from work Friday he just rolled his eyes again.


This is a before shot taken a while back.

Here they are in progress. One sanded and one not.

I heavily distressed them and as you can see I also recovered them with some red ticking fabric that I already had on hand. That was the fun part pulling all the staples out of the old fabric.

 




Don't look too closely at the upholstery job. Putting fabric on a round circle is not very easy.


 This shows how each stool is different.

I waxed them with clear and brown waxes and buffed to a shine. This job was done in just a few hours and cost me nothing except a couple of stuck fingers from the staples and I hammered a finger.

What did you accomplish this weekend? Hmmm?

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62 comments:

  1. Great looking chairs! Love the red ticking. It looks great with the distressed chair backs!

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  2. So funny! My husband is constantly rolling his eyes at my changes, too! Only because he doesn't understand why you would change something that already looks good!
    Stacy

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  3. I get the same eyeroll from my husband all the time! The chairs look great!

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  4. You did a sensational job with the bar stools. I am facing a bar stool dilemma. I have little simple stools with white painted seats, but they don't feel right for my new kitchen. I would love to keep them.... but what to do!
    I loved your little old stool you redid a while back and I LOVE these too.
    One thing that strongly draws me to your fabulous blog is your use of color. You decorate so effortlessly with color. The red ticking is gorgeous with the distressed chairs!
    xo Yvonne

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  5. they look great! i'm all out of chalk paint and i'm going thru furniture painting withdrawal! hope you are well!! susan

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  6. Kim they looks nice.. I did nothing this weekend...

    Pattie

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  7. Wow, Kimmie! There you go again! Love your bar stools and they do look so nice the way you've painted them. The seats look wonderful too! Do you ever rest? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Love the new look on the bar stools, very french farmhouse style!

    I painted two tables, one stool, a bench and my sofa table!! LOL!

    I wonder if one of these days we will be sorry for painting all of our furniture!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. Love it! I love Mr. Savvy's reaction! Too funny!

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  10. I adore how the distressing turned out! Looks fabulous!

    Pamm

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  11. I think you may need an intervention Kim! Ha! I went to go and buy some at a local antique mall today. Wondered around for almost 30 minutes before I found somebody to ask where it was. Turns out I was at the WRONG antique mall! Figures. So me and the boys will be on the hunt sometime this week for the right place!:)

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  12. I'v got one of those eye rolling husbands too! I love the bar stools, you should be the poster child for chalk paint... you always come up with the most clever ways to use it.

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  13. I love the tickinng on the newly painted barstools - it really sets them off. Linda

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  14. Kim - come on up here - bed and breakfast and lots of sight seeing and an unlimited number of projects. You'll have carte blanche - really!
    Not tempted? Hmmm I just don't understand it! :)

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  15. Oh man! This is a winner. I hope he stops rolling his eyes~cuz he is married to an artiste! Seriously, very nice Kim!

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  16. They look terrific! I also get that eye roll when my husband walks in and finds me with the paint. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I'm surprised that Mr.Savvy's eyes haven't rolled right out of his head and down the street with all the eye-rolling he does!;>) Your stools look great. I had a kitchen several years ago that had red/white ticking on the walls. I loved it at the time. I have always loved the rustic sophistication of ticking-blue or red~ xo Diana

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  18. Oh Kim, they look great! Love the red ticking.

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  19. The barstools look great. Love the red and white fabric.

    Dropping by from Met Monday

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  20. Kim, Can you tell me if you painted your cabinets? What is the color called...the creamy ones? Love them!

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  21. The stools look fabulous Kim!

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  22. No, I did not paint the cabinets. We had them professionally painted when we did a mini remodel on the kitchen.

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  23. Beautiful transformation. I really like the contrast.

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  24. You amaze me! I love the way you're always making little changes here and there, and they always look wonderful.

    You're right: upholstering a circle isn't easy. It's the one time I think it's easier to have a good bit of extra fabric for the underside, so that you don't have to staple too close to the edge. But you always have to have some little pleats showing somewhere--looks like you did just fine!

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  25. Great looking stools, and fun post. Love spontaneous projects that can be completed in one session!

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  26. What an awesome idea Kim! I love the look.

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  27. Fantastic new look! I love the stools, wherever did you get them?

    xoxo
    kathleen

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  28. They look great. I love how they are a little different and the fabric is PERFECT!

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  29. You did a great job, Kim!
    Love the new fabric change.
    Looks so great! The whole room is amazing!
    You must be loving it.
    xx
    A

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  30. When that creative bug bites, the groceries just have to wait. Nice work!

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  31. I love them Kim~ they turned out just darling! Love the distressing and the ticking fabric is perfect! I get the rolled eyes a lot here too!! lol! :)

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  32. Oh Kim, you are so inspiring. I get so many ideas from you. But, I still haven't painted with Chalk Paint. I can't find it anywhere. I am so anxious to use it. Everything you have done is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  33. Great job, they look so cosy and friendly. After a week visiting my mother-in-law in hospice, I would love to curl up in one of those chairs right now.

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  34. Wonderful end result despite your poor hammered finger! :)

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  35. Kim, you always make me feel like such a slacker! LOL! Your distressing is what makes those things look so good! You do such a beautiful job. Have a great week. blessings ~ Tanna

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  36. The red ticking and the weathered white is an unbeatable combination....looks fabulous. I just put red ticking curtains in my kitchen. A change I finally made after 10 years. What took me so long? Have a wonderful week. ~

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  37. I love the new look on the stools, they look great.! Love the red ticking too. Funny, do all husbands take a class, How to Roll Eyes?? I get it a lot too.
    Hope your week is great.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  38. Awesome, Kim! I love how each one is unique ... the fabric is perfect for the chairs. And, LOL, I get the "rolled eyes," a lot, too.

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  39. I love this new 'old' look to your stools. I played around with an old porch table, it's posted today.

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  40. Great Job Kim and I love the new fabric!! We had family over yesterday for a b-que and all the kids spent the day in the pool because it's been soooooo HOT here. I'm beat but I think I'm going to start a project today. Martina

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  41. Kim, I love the old weathered look. Your chairs look amazing! XO~Liz

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  42. Perfecto!!! Fabulous...they look great!
    I voted again for your sweetie and posted on my wall on FB!

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  43. Your stools look great,, love the distressing.

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  44. Love the ticking stripe. The bar stools look splendid Kim. I gardened all weekend and pulled so many weeds I hurt my back but I am better now and cutting grass.

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  45. You are fearless. The chairs look terrific.

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  46. FANTASTIC...girl, you should open a shop. You are so good at all this.

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  47. I get alot of eye rolls too!!!!! The stools look great, love the new fabric too! Come on over to see what I did this weekend! XO, Pinky

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  48. WOW! The chairs look amazing...and your kitchen is beautiful!

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  49. What a cool frenchy look! love the new fabric! xoxo Debra

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  50. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

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  51. Well, Madam Savvy I think your upholstery job looks just amazing for round stools. Kim i especially like the way the stools turned out different. I am no DIYer at all but I have seen so many wonderful things that I think I need to overcome my fear and jump in!

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  52. These are such pretty stools and I love the paint effect you've done! The upholstery looks pretty professional too! Well done. x Sharon

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  53. GREAT JOB love the results Perfect look for your kitchen
    HUGS
    KAT

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  54. Well Kim....of course this looks A-MAZING! Love the ticking fabric! Awesome!

    I want to be you when I grow up!

    Lou Cinda ;)

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  55. Hi Kim, they look great! I love the fabric.

    Kathy

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  56. Kim,
    Gorgeous! I get that same "rolled eyes" look at my house, too! HA! Your kitchen is divine!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  57. I think all HUBS go to eye rolling class! Love the painted stools! I have the exact same ones!! Now you've given me something to think about...

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  58. Oh, Kim - these turned out fabulous!

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  59. I never accomplish as much as you in a weekend, so don't ask!!!! Love what you did and those barstools are to die for, really love them.

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  60. I can't believe how you just jump in and redo things! It is cool there? Could I come visit...please??? I can't even leave the house here!

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