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All the Details of My Mismatched Barstools

All the Details of My Mismatched Barstools

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I get lots of questions about my mismatched barstools and I realized today I have never done a blog post about them!  So, lets fix that!

1st Question: Where did I buy my mismatched barstools?

When we moved into our home I loved Pottery Barns wood barstools but unfortunately at the time they were not in the budget.

I saw a lone barstool at a thrift store for $10 and decided to buy it and we could use it until I found what I wanted.

Then we were on vacation and I found a different lone barstool for $20…and the wheels in my head started turning….what if I had mis matched barstools but painted them the same color?

My mismatched barstools are a favorite around here. Have you wondered where I got them, how I painted them and how well they held up? Here are the details.

I did just that.  I painted these 2 barstools turquoise.  At the time I only had 2 girls so they served their purpose but ultimately I wanted 4.  Collecting furniture can be so fun, but it take times to find the perfect pieces.

About a year later a follower of my blog contacted me and asked me if I wanted a random barstool to add to my kitchen.  I was glad she did, it is perfect for my kitchen. (it was black when I got it)

 

My mismatched barstools are a favorite around here. Have you wondered where I got them, how I painted them and how well they held up? Here are the details. 2nd question: How did I paint my mismatched barstools?

All three of my barstools had been painted with a factory lacquer so the first step was to sand them down really really good.  I knew these chairs were going to take beating from my kids so I needed the paint to stick really well.

After they were sanded I primed them with Kilz water based primer.

My mismatched barstools are a favorite around here. Have you wondered where I got them, how I painted them and how well they held up? Here are the details.

Next I sprayed them with latex paint, Quarry by Pratt and Lambert (full Post here)

My mismatched barstools are a favorite around here. Have you wondered where I got them, how I painted them and how well they held up? Here are the details.

After they were painted I sanded the edges where I knew the paint would chip anyway and added a glaze to distress them and hopefully hide the wear and tear over the years.  After the glaze was dry I sprayed them with a water based polyurethane.

My mismatched barstools are a favorite around here. Have you wondered where I got them, how I painted them and how well they held up? Here are the details.

And here is what they look like all together!

My mismatched barstools are a favorite around here. Have you wondered where I got them, how I painted them and how well they held up? Here are the details. 3rd question: How have they held up?

I knew these barstools would take a beating.  Between my kids climbing on them, knocking them over and of course all of the food.  I am happy to say in 4 years I have only touched them up once.  The water based polyurethane sealed the latex very well as they do not have one stain on them even with all the red juice that has been spilled.  The edges have a little extra distressing…but that is to be expected.  Paint is a hard finish so no matter what you do paint will chip a little.  But doing the right prep work can minimize that significantly.
My mismatched barstools are a favorite around here. Have you wondered where I got them, how I painted them and how well they held up? Here are the details.

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5 Comments

  1. Linda
    June 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm
    Reply

    I so love this!!

    • Tiffany Krieger
      June 29, 2016 at 5:34 am

      This is what I’d like to do with my kitchen table chairs. The table seats 8 but some how we only have 3 chairs. I’ve been looking for lone chairs but it isn’t easy. My original plan was to just find different ones of all shapes and sizes. We just moved to Utah so I’ve been looking on line for places to find fun chairs. You are very talented!

  2. jamie
    August 5, 2016 at 7:53 am
    Reply

    I always trying to find that kind of blog for interior design and i have seen some good interior design, keep doing well and keep updating with your new post

  3. Tiffany Buri
    May 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    Reply

    Please share what color and brand of blue paint you used for your stools and where to purchase the pleated chair covers. They all make this mama so excited!!!

    • startadmin
      May 19, 2017 at 1:59 am

      Hi,
      All the paint colors can be found in the post above and as for the ruffled seat covers I custom made them for my chairs.

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