Once upon a time there were three industrial style bar stools sitting nicely at the kitchen island. The many times they showed up in a kitchen blog post there would be many questions asked as to where they could be purchased? Well, about four years later those bar stools have been recalled by World Market for possible faulty seats that could come loose and possibly injure the person sitting on it. So what to do?
I didn't want to buy another new set of stools so I decided to use what I had. I had two old wooden bar stools that I had found at different antique shops over the last few years and had painted them and used them in several different locations in the house. Now I just needed one more so I could use them at the kitchen counter.
I love the thrill of the hunt and was up for the challenge. In the very first store I came across this fabulous wooden stool with a larger than normal seat that had a poor paint job on it.
I love the rungs on this stool and new it would be a great fit with my other two stools.
So I paid $40 for the stool and brought it home. It was too tall for my counter, but knew the legs could be shortened. I just had to ask my handyman a.k.a. Mr. Savvy if he would saw them off for me.
I bought this stool several weeks ago and he finally got to it last weekend. Then I grabbed some paints I had on hand and did my part.
I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints that I had on hand. First I painted on two coats of Flow Blue. Then I knew that blue was just too blue for my kitchen so I brushed on one coat of Layla's Mint. I liked it, too, but I already had one green stool in Luckett's Green so I didn't want another green. Last coat was Bergere. This is such a pretty soft blue with gray undertones. Perfect!
After lots of sanding the layers show through.
After sanding I rubbed Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil all over the wood.
One thing I did to unify the three stools was to paint the seats all the same metallic black.
I love this mismatched farmhouse look.
At least these won't be recalled. :)
I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!