Even though I hate my apartment’s out of date kitchen, I really like the fact that there is a breakfast bar between the old fashioned room and the living room. It really opens up the space and gives me a nice big counter surface. I was really excited to get stools so I could use the bar for seating and eating.I found the perfect set of barstools at a little antique store in West Ashley for only $10 each! Too bad the wicker backing was busted up in them and the metal was rusty.
Its important to note that the upper back was originally wicker, but all torn up. I had the “great” idea to cut it out. It ended up being so messy and nasty. I left it in the second one and just covered them up with fabric on both sides. But I’m getting ahead of myself.The turquoise seat was actually covered with a table cloth I got for 25 cents at the same store. I thought they would be cute but they ended up looking terrible.So, I moved onto plan B.
I decided to spray the metal base of the chair navy blue to match my dining set.
I went a little crazy and painted the wooden frames of the seats white. I then recovered the seats and the insides of the backs with this adorable Crabby Lilly Pulitzer fabric I bought on ebay. I used hot glue to carefully glue the fabric into place in the backing and to cover the seat cushion. I screwed all the pieces back together and voila!
I LOVE HOW THEY ENDED UP!!! What a great upcycle! The Lilly print matches my color scheme and is perfectly beachy! Plus, Lilly always makes me happy.
What furniture have you updated lately?