I’ve been looking high and low for the perfect bar stool and finally decided it was time to take matters into my own hands! I headed off to one of my favorite stores, Garden Ridge. It’s the mecca of cheap home imports…grin.
I loved the lines of this one…but the color not so much.
First, I started by priming and painting the legs using my go to color Copen Blue from Sherwin Williams. Next, I distressed the edges bringing back out some of the black and touching the edged with Walnut Stain.
I purchased this baroque stencil from Hobby Lobby and centered it on the seat of the bar stool.
Then using a sponge roller I lightly rolled on Greek Villa (my other go to color) from Sherwin Williams.
After it had dried completely, I lightly sanded the stencil to distress it slightly and applied a coat of spray matte finish varnish to the entire stool.
When trying to find the perfect piece for your home or a project you are working on, remember just about anything can be modified to work with your décor.
It’s so nice to have a place for people to sit when they visit with me in the kitchen, and with my island modification and my new bar stool I finally have my wish of keeping people on “that side” of the kitchen, instead of in the middle of my kitchen like before.
Thanks for joining me…at the picket fence!