Upcycle – Thrift Store Barstools

From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center/c4 Creations

Upcycle – Thrift Store Barstools 

Monday Memories

Recently I had a very positive and productive thrifting weekend and I found several good deals. I was specifically looking for additional seating for my deck. If you’re a thrifter, then you know sometimes you find all sorts of goodies and other times your money burns a hole in your pocket because you can’t find anything at all that captures your attention.

There are affiliate links within this post. However, all opinions and ideas are my own. Clicking on and using the links to purchase products does not increase your cost at all. I appreciate your support.

C4 Boutique

I found all sorts of glass items, candelabras, storage cans, bottles, wallpaper samples, etc. It was a good day! You will see how I upcycled some of these items a little later but today I want to share the big change that was made to the two sets of bar stools. The prices of the stools were very reasonable.  One set for $14.00 and the second set for $50.00. Not bad at all. Both sets were purchased because we needed more seating for our deck and I thought these would be perfect on the outside because both were metal.

SPANX

Bedding:

The First Set:

Before

Bar Stools White PM

Stencil

After

                     Round Barstools 1 PM

The white bar stools were not compatible with the current décor on the deck. We wanted a bit more color. And besides, other than drapes and towels, there isn’t much solid white in our home. I do a lot of beiges but not much solid white.

 

We began the process by dismantling the stools in order to recover the seats and paint the chairs.  You can’t see up close, but the faux leather was not that bad, but it was not our style.  So it had to go. I happened to find this indoor/outdoor fabric at Joann’s and I had a coupon. Yaaay for coupons because this fabric was not cheap, but it was well worth it. What do you think? Do you like it?avon

We had the fabric, we had these white stools and I had a vision that they were no longer white.  🙂  So we tightened all loose screws, replaced bearings, and painted them black. While hubs was in the mood and volunteering to paint, I pulled the old fabrics and added new batting and the new fabric. I had considered a stripped and one of the new geometric and trendy fabrics, but in the end, my traditional side won out. I just think that no matter the trend next summer, this fabric will fit my style and not become obsolete because it is a  traditional floral pattern (It has survived 3 summers. I think next summer I may be ready for a change).

Grove

Once the paint dried and I replaced the seats, I did a happy dance because I was so pleased with the way they turned out. The fabric really pops on the black frames.

The Second Set:

Before

Bar Stools Black PM

 

This set was and is my favorite. They were sturdier, already black, albeit a bit faded. The seats were dirty and flat, requiring new foam, batting, and a fabric upgrade.

Although the stools were already black, they needed a refresh so we refreshed them with a coat of paint as well.

And here is the result. I matched the fabric and although the barstool sets do not match, painting them all the same classic black and matching the seat fabric, made the foursome an ensemble.

After

Barstools Upscycle 1 PM

I realize this is the end of summer but as a Professional Organizer/DIYer, Up-cycler, I am already planning for next summer and I know these stools will be in the mix of my next year outdoor spring/summer organization and decorating theme. 🙂

So, how do you think these turned out? Are you an off-season shopper? If so, share some of your off-season budget buys.

Organize your life

Don’t forget to check out my eBook; Organize Your Life in 21 Days. It is available for download and has a variety of small projects to help you take on and complete

Never miss another article, tip, real-life experience or project.  Get them delivered directly to your email. Subscribe today! And let’s stay connected.

Shop Bissell Today!

Until next time…I remain in my Element – God Bless!

Published:

IBA.com

Blogher.com

Hubpages.com

Interviewed/Featured:

Homeyou

WPBlogging 360

Hobsess

IBA.com

Care.com

Share this post with your friends. I greatly appreciate it.

Get FREE shipping on all orders $40 or more online at DollarGeneral.com!

XOXO,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

23 thoughts on “Upcycle – Thrift Store Barstools

  1. Absolutely love your stools and the material is perfect – big bright and sunny!
    In another life I used to restore furniture but don’t have the room to do it here, otherwise I would be out there scouring the charity shops for something to restore myself!

  2. I don’t really have a lot of space either. I wish I had more. It’s really difficult during the winter months. 🙂 But I keep trying. Thank you so much for stopping by Maddy. I always love connecting with you.

  3. […] you how I up-scaled the four bar stools found during that thrifting trip. You can see the photos here. But now I have some time to have a little fun with some of the smaller thrifted items as well. For […]

  4. […] Finally, you guys truly enjoyed a thrifting day. You guys were all over the bargains we found and so was I. I haven’t upcycled all of the thrifted items yet, but I will. You can refresh your memory of all of my finds here. And if you want to see how I upcycles some of them…check it out here […]

  5. I love a good thrift find. I like the color change from white to black, and the fabric choice makes the stools pop. You did a great job. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Hi Rhonda. Thank you very much and please stop by again. 😉

  7. Those stools are stunning!!! You really do inspire me, I had a vertical CD stand that was no longer needed and we converted it to a planter for the deck.

  8. A wonderful job Clearissa. The new colors really pop! Pinned and shared

  9. Hi Dorothy, would love to see pics of your new planter. And thank you for saying I inspire you. I appreciate you.

  10. Thank you Carol. I appreciate it.

  11. Great job, they look really nice! Thank you Clearissa for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 30 with me! Shared x 4 ♥

  12. Love these bar stools, Clearissa! But I love all your upcycles! Love co-hosting the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty with you!

  13. Thank you Dee. It is my pleasure to co-host with you.

  14. Thank you so much Sylvia. I am happy you liked the stools. It is my pleasure to co-host with you. 🙂

  15. […] Twitter | Bloglovin | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram♥Clearissa Coward // Command Center Upcycle – Thrift Store Barstools Thrifting and up cycling is so very rewarding. The prices of the stools were very reasonable. One […]

  16. […] Twitter | Bloglovin | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram♥Clearissa Coward // Command Center Upcycle – Thrift Store Barstools Thrifting and up cycling is so very rewarding. The prices of the stools were very reasonable. One […]

  17. Those stools turned out so pretty. Thank you so much for hosting the party:)
    Have wonderful week, Kippi #kippiathome

  18. […] Twitter | Bloglovin | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram♥Clearissa Coward // Command Center Upcycle – Thrift Store Barstools Thrifting and up cycling is so very rewarding. The prices of the stools were very reasonable. One […]

  19. Great idea.

  20. Thank you Pamela and thank you for stopping by.

  21. These came out really nice and the transformation into what they are now is so much better than before. They were so plain!

  22. […] Twitter | Bloglovin | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram♥Clearissa Coward // Command Center Upcycle – Thrift Store Barstools Thrifting and up cycling is so very rewarding. The prices of the stools were very reasonable. One […]

  23. Hi Alice. Thank you so much. I enjoyed the transformation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.