Round Three

4.21.2012

Y'all are going to think I am crazy if you don't already think that, but I made another switch. What???! I know, but I wasn't happy with my last choice so I made a change. Thank goodness we can change our mind now and then.



Yep, I had to get these stools.

The tomato red ones are what was here before. I do love the stools, but the red was not working for me. Plus, I am getting ready to paint the black and the red would be wrong.

See, what started my yearning for these stools was this. Yes, my sister had these in her house and well, I am a copy cat. I know, the shame of it all.

I love that these are adjustable. The red stools were a little low and really cold to sit on.

These are known as drafting stools. Normally these are used with a drafting desk for architects. I had seen some expensive versions of these, but I found these at World Market for less than $100 each on sale.


I am loving these way more than the red ones or the ones before that.
Now, I need to take the red ones to the consignment store and get some money back.
The first ones already sold.

More of the breakfast room coming soon.

Enjoy your weekend!


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86 comments:

  1. Kim you can shoot me in the foot now...because, I knew those red stools were a gonner! I LOVE the new ones. I liked the old/new ones, but you are right the red is not working. I am on the search for new ones myself.

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  2. Kim, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these stools..do you mind if I copy YOU??? I so enjoy your blog and love your decorating skills.
    Denise

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  3. LOVE the stools... but also love the black island, which you are painting?...I know it will look awesome, but I love it black :-)

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  4. I love the black too, but I'm certain whatever you change to will be equally dramatic and lovely. Definitely LOVE the new stools, the old ones did not look comfy at all.
    xx'sw

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  5. Love these stools, the combination of wood and metal is fab! And I just love the shape of the legs!
    The red ones were great too, but I can see why you love these!

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  6. Kim, I love your new stools. They have a classier look than the red ones. I can see why you went for them. hugs ~lynne~

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  7. I see why you had to have those new stools! They do look perfect in there. love them!!! Whatever you do always looks so put together Kim!

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  8. Hi, Kim!!
    I learned not too long ago that we CAN change our minds!!! LOL!!!
    There is no shame in that!
    And I LOVE the NEW stools!!!!
    GREAT CHOICE!!! And the price was good, too!
    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Man, I am so wanting some stools like your new ones. Hummmm.....Love them!!!!

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  10. I have two (World Market) and i heart them!!!!

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  11. LOVE THOSE STOOLS! Great job and just to let you in on a little secret... I copy cat my sister, too (But don't tell her, k?)
    I love to go shopping at consignment shops and this is exactly why - the red ones are cuties too!
    Thanks for sharing. Jalon

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  12. I like these Kim! Seems perfectly normal to copy your sister....doesn't everyone! LOL!
    Whatever my sister has, I want and whatever I have she wants.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Good move! That sister of yours sure get's you in a lot of trouble!

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  14. Oh I love these! We have those red ones in the silver color and they're perfect....especially because they stack! But these are SO neat looking. I've loved the look for awhile now. Great pick!

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  15. I absolutely LOVE these, Kim. They really fit your counter a lot better...and I love the semi-industrial look of them. Perfect...now go get some money by selling those other ones so you can steal more of your sister's ideas!;>) xo Diana ps...love your sister, too!

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  16. I am soooo going over to the World Market website tonight! Awesome! Simply awesome stools!

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  17. These stools are so neat! They are the perfect touch to your beautiful kitchen. Props to your sister!!!

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  18. Love the new stools! I think they fit the space nicely and were really reasonable. I'm going to keep those in mind when we remodel our kitchen.

    Gretchen

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  19. Why....you....little....copy...cat! Ha! Actually, I warned you about the red color of those stools. I mentioned that eventually you may tire of the red or change your decor. I know...I'm smart like that! I guess it's those good genes we have. Ha! Your new stools look great. I know you will love them. Will complained that the metal ones, we had before, were too cold too. I have not regretted buying my stools for a moment. I knew, instantly, that they were just right. Aren't they great?!

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  20. Kim,
    As much as I loved those read stools I like these even better.I can see why you wanted them.They look amazing.Also looks great in your sisters kitchen.LOVE that lamp she has in there too.
    Anne

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  21. Those stools are great! I definately prefer them to the red (although the red ones gave a fun vibe!). I have to admit, I love your black island, but everything you do looks great, so I'm sure it will be beautiful.

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  22. I love those Kim and you are just too funny! Cant wait to see what color you are painting the bar!

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  23. Great stools Kim. The other were nice but they were too commercial and cold.

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  24. I remember leaving you a comment telling you I love the red stools. But I'm with you...I love these new ones even more!!! They are terrific!!

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  25. Yep! These are much better! I love them. What color are you painting your island?

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  26. I love the new stools. I think the fact that they are adjustable is great. I just might have to hop on the copycat wagon. Have a great weekend. Patty

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  27. Love the newest stools, Kim! Looking forward to seeing the changes.

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  28. Those stools are perfect for your kitchen Kim ~ they look really great! You got a great deal on them also!!

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  29. Sometimes you just have try different looks until you hit the nail on the head. Love the new stools--they are perfection!

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  30. Kim those are great! Does the height adjust?

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  31. Hi Kimmie! Oh, the stools look wonderful! I love going to your sister's blog too. You two gals have it going on! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  32. Girl, you are crazy...but crazy like a fox, I love those new stools and I'm sure you can sell those red ones in the blink of an eye!

    Kat

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  33. Kim these are perfect, love love these in your home!! I don't think you are crazy, you just want your home to look a certain way, Happy weekend,
    kathysue

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  34. Kim! I love the industrial touch in your farmhouse kitchen. Those stools are the Bomb! Love it!
    XO Cindy

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  35. I agree, the stools were a definite purchase! I love the industrial touch in your kitchen.

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  36. Kim, I love the new stools! I saw these at World Market too, and really wanted to buy them, but decided that I needed something that had a back and did not swivel. My little guy has been accident prone on barstools in the past. *sigh* I love the way these look in your space!
    Good move!
    xo-Lisa

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  37. Love the new stools.....no harm in appreciating your sister's great taste....I think you two share that!!!!

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  38. Love the new stools! They are perfect for your space. Hey, I've always heard that copying is the highest compliment. Both you and your sister have great taste and great minds think alike. I'm always changing my mind.

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  39. Really like the new stools a lot. While the red ones were pretty cute, I can see why you loved the new stools. They really suit your kitchen.

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  40. I LOVE the new stools! I'm sure whatever you are planning is going to be beautiful as always!

    Angie :)

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  41. I love these! They look industrial, but warm and welcoming at the same time. Great choice.

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  42. Oh I like these better too. They look fabulous and I am sure they are more comfortable. Looks perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  43. Oh I love the new stools! What a great new look! The red stools were never my thing.. love the change Kim!
    You are the best... I wish I could change my stools over and over! My husband would kill me!
    XO
    Jan

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  44. I love the wood on those new stools. That and then the "rusty" metal on them....yes, I agree...the red was good, but the new ones less powerful...letting the black on the island take control...very good...
    Nancy

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  45. I like the drafting stools. They look great.

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  46. Don't feel bad, I had 2 carts full of stuff at our new Home Goods that opened today, and don't 'need' a thing. I was never crazy about the red barstools, although they are trendy. The new ones look much better, in my opinion. The red ones would be fun in a game room, though.

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  47. I love the way you switch things up. I brought out my summer white and green linen pillows for the living room and now the dining room is off (same line of vision) ...so things will be adjusting at my house, too.

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  48. Those stools are fantastic! If my son see's these ..he will be copying you too!
    I'm busy changing things too...but then I always am! :)
    Well..it's that time of year actually!
    Yep..those stools are fantastic!

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  49. I have to say I love those stools. I liked the red ones a lot but these are better. Darn I wish we had a World Market. No Home Goods and no World Market...we are so deprived.

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  50. I like these stools so much better than the red ones! And they look more comfortable, too. Can't wait to see all the other changes.

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  51. I think a girl can change here mind any time she chooses. LOL I love both looks, but am glad they now make you happy. What color is the black going??

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  52. I love the warmer look of the new stools. Can't wait to see what you're going to be doing with the island.

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  53. So much better! Much more you. Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  54. Hi Kim,

    If you don't mind what consignment shop did you take your red stools too? I would love to go there :)
    Regina

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  55. Absolutely love the new stools!!! Great change...not that the red ones were bad, but these are so much better!

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  56. Hi Regina, hopefully you will come back here to see this since you are a no reply comment blogger and I can't answer by email. I haven't taken them yet, but probably will soon. The consignment shop I use is The Perfect Piece in Suwannee on Peachtree Ind. Blvd right in a strip mall right before McGinnis Ferry Rd. Same strip mall that Chic Fil A is in.

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  57. It is a womens choice to change her mind when she feeels the need. I love the new stools. They have charachter. Just beautiful

    Cynthia

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  58. Kim, awesome job on the new stools They are so COOL looking and will probably feel good in your space for a long time! Are you painting the black island????

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  59. They fooled my eye, I thought for sure they were antiques in great shape. I like the pop of color the red adds, but being the color chicken I am I would opt for the wood and I think they are interesting.

    ~Bliss~

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  60. Kim,

    I think you are just trying to keep the consignment store in business! lol! I am with Debbie....I knew the red stools weren't going to last :)

    Have a great Saturday,
    karianne

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  61. Love these. They look great in your kitchen and on sale! Great choice.

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  62. Great choice, Kim! These new stools are keepers!

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  63. It's so fun to change things up at home, isn't it? My husband used to say he'd come home and have to really look where he set down his coffee cup because the table that was there yesterday would be gone. Sounds like you have the same disease as me! Great stools, Kim.

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  64. Wow, they are GORGEOUS! i couldn't have passed them up either. :)

    Donna

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  65. PS. just mentioned your painting skills in my post today :)

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  66. I love your new stools, Kim! They are sharp!

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  67. Now, THESE I like. In fact, if our World Market has them, I am going for 'em....
    Love !!

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  68. I wasn't feeling the love for those red stools. These on the other hand are fabulous. :)

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  69. Love the change. I thought I loved the red until I saw these. Beautiful.

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  70. BTW, forgot to say, I've never tried ASCP. I stopped at a store at the beach, and they no longer distribute it. I guess I'll have to buy it online or drive across Charlotte. Also, I got a Tuesday Morning flyer (sp?) in today's mail and saw that at their Tuesday sale, they are having barstools like your new ones. Maybe you're ahead of the trend! ;o)

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  71. Love the new stools!!! I like the red ones too but these are much more me :-)

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  72. I love your new stools-they are darling!! I love red but they were a bit bright and your new ones look fantastic! :)

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  73. Oh, my gosh, those stools are fabulous! I can understand why you are pleased with them. I love the 'bird cage' or maybe more like 'lantern' shape of the base. Another thing I think is particularly pleasing is round, thick wood seats mixed with the metal. The fact that they are adjustable just blows them off the chart. I think they look great againt the black finish of your island. Did I understand correctly you are going to be changing that finish? Thanks for sharing.

    Lori

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  74. Good decision Kim, I love the stools they have great dimension. Your kitchen looks so inviting...I take my eggs over easy and my bacon crisp LOL!!!

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  75. Ooooh adore them! Beautiful stools can be so hard to find and these are just perfect!

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  76. I love the red stools because I am a red person, but the new stools are wonderful!

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  77. It is funny how you don't know you like something better until you see it! Love these stools.....I am sure the red ones will sell fast!!!

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  78. I'm in the market for two stools. I must say, I sure do love these!

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  79. My son has these stools too, Kim. Love them. xo, Sherry

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  80. LOVE these new ones, Kim! The red ones were okay but these are fabulous!

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  81. I love that look. A little industrial. I showed those stools to my husband and he was very impressed that you could screw them up to change the height. They could have been purple with polka dots and that would have been what he saw in them.

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  82. Hey, we always reserve the right to change our minds, right! I just sold the sectional that was in my family room for barely over a year. Can't wait to see what color you paint the black cabinets!!!

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  83. The new stools are a great choice, Kim! Much warmer and less intrusive. As funky fun as the red ones were, I can see now in the before/after pics that they were a little distracting; whereas these drafting stools "disappear" enough so your eye can wander around the rest of your beautiful kitchen.

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