Friday, September 30, 2011

From Drab to Fab

I like to see potential in everything whether it be a dirty old trunk - perfect for a chic coffee table accented with a luxe tray and eye catching books - or in this case a pair of boring old bar stools.  These bar stools were left to us by the previous owner of our house.  At first glance I was like - those are going in the trash ASAP, but when I began searching for stools online to replace them; I quickly realized how EXPENSIVE they can be!  Each one that caught my eye was at least $800 +.    That's when I decided maybe I could just give these stale stools a good face lift.

I picked up some high gloss white spray paint at Home Depot, purchased this gorgeous silk charmeuse ikat print fabric from Thai Silks, and found some great vintage drawer pulls at an antique mall in Saugatauck, MI to put on the back's for a little interest. 

I'm not in love with the traditional shape of them, but I think they turned out pretty cute for what I had to work with!  What do you think?


  1. They look custom and modern chic! And now with the money you saved, think of the possibilities of other fun projects for your house, great job

  2. I love the fabric choice and what a great money saver. I've been searching for the "perfect" bar stools for two years now and no luck. Maybe I'll try a DIY too :)

  3. These look awesome!!! Swoon (if I knew how to insert a heart I would there). I wish you posted more often, I love your taste, I haven't seen an outfit post in ages either... hint, hint.

  4. I am in LOVE with this idea!! My parents have those gold drawer pulls on their china cabinet and front of their dining chairs!! I got so excited when I saw the very familiar pulls!! ;)