Mismatched Farmhouse Style Bar Stools

8.21.2015

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!


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34 comments:

  1. Kim they look great! Love the mix of colors! They look perfect in your kitchen.

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  2. They look so good. The coloured legs all unified with the black seat. Luv it!

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  3. Oh that's such a bummer that your stools were recalled, but I have to say I am loving the mismatched ones even more. Your painted pieces are always so beautiful and love the pop of color they add to the room. Have a great weekend Kim!

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  4. I love the mismatched look too! They look great in your home Kim.

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  5. Kim, these are fun, unique and so CUTE! I also love that your kitchen faucet shows in one of the pictures as I'm shopping for a new one. ;) Your kitchen is charming and so welcoming!
    Have a wonderful weekend -
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  6. I love it! The colors are great and the matching seats make them all come together. Have a beautiful weekend!!! Your home is just fabulous!

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  7. I love these....the colors are perfect!!

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  8. Perfect...love the combination of the beautiful colors!!!!

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  9. Love these better! I have a couple of old oak stools I have been thinking about painting. Sheila

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  10. Those are perfect in my eyes too Kim. So much character - just like you!

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  11. Recalled?! I never knew about that. Mine are in perfect shape so I'm not parting with mine. They get used everyday too. Your colorful wooden bar stools look cute!

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  12. I love the mis matched look and yours look FAB!

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  13. I love them! They are perfect.... The colors really wow the whole room....

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  14. Cute, cute stools. Love how you unified them with the same color seats!
    Mary Alice

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  15. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that look!! What a great idea too. I have hated the bar chairs I have but 6 would be out of the budget. I might have to steal this one from you! They look great, Kim!

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  16. I love that, Kim! The variety pulls all of your pretty colors together.

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  17. These are wonderful,i love that they are all different colors and the new one has great legs.Have a great weekend Kim.

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  18. So cute! The stools look great in your beautiful kitchen! xox

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  19. I love that look and the paint on the stools is perfect.

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  20. Very pretty, I like the warmth they add.

    Cindy

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  21. Kim,
    Love your mismatched stools they are really sweet and each one brings a little different character. I love all three colors. Unifying them with black seats is really cool too. They looks pretty awesome. Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  22. Kim, the stools are fun and I love the mismatched colors! A great idea for your kitchen!
    Pam (everydayliving.me)

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  23. did you do this? Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stool and return it to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a full refund. Refunds can be used toward the purchase of a replacement stool when it becomes available.

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    1. Yes, I will be taking mine back.

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    2. Kim, I wrote you a long comment and either you have your moderation on or google ate my comment! Marcy

      I took mine back too!

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  24. Great job and choices of colors. I love the mismatched look as well. So what was a bummer, turned into a success story!! Great job!

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  25. I am a big fan of mixing colors so I love this look - great color choices.

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  26. This stool really has gorgeous legs taht show all the more now that you gave them your 'specialty' treatement!

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  27. Great look Kim, you are the queen of paint that's for sure. Im in desperate need of new bar stools, but can't seem to find any that we like that are comfortable. We don't use our dining room so all meals area at the isla, hencet he need for comfort. Do you mind not having backs on yours?

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  28. Your mismatched stools look great, Kim! Unifying them with the black seats was a great idea too.

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  29. Love it! They do look adorable together:) That was a great idea for the tops too!

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  30. I love a mismatched set! Reminds me of sisters, All different but the same too.
    :)

    Love your house.
    A

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