Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chalkboard Barstools

What about painting the barstool? 
That's what I asked myself this morning.
(I know, as if I sit around all day with nothing to do)
The thing is that I have wanted to paint those for a long time. 

I like the reddish wood color, but I was ready for a change.
The barstools came from my mother in law, and few years later we bought our black table and chairs. Now the stools are black too.
Our two girls sit on those when
they help our chef (aka me) cook. 
Now I just need to repaint our kitchen cabinets...but that is project for another day/week/month/year?
This was a no cost project for me.
The quart chalkboard paint was only $10, and I have used it for several projects around the house. (and still have 1/2 can left!)
Few examples of how I used chalkboard paint:
the cardboard boxes in our school room
and
the coat rack in our entryway

Stay Frugal,

19 comments:

Cristina Garay said...

They look really nice, Daniela! They look nice before but I'm always happy with the changes paint brings!

must love junk said...

The stools turned out great! Gotta love that chalkboard paint! :)
Susan

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Daniela, The paint you chose has totally changed the look of the chairs, and at such a cheap price aswell. It's amazing what you can achieve with a change of colour. Hope you have had a good day. Best Wishes Daphne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love them black!

Laurie said...

they look so satin like, love that color, those are nice stools!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've thought to do this but just didn't know how it would wear on furniture. Yours look great and goes so well with your table and chairs!

Lani said...

Nice! I like the matte finish. Did you have to seal or varnish the stool after painting it?

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

It is always good to use what you've got!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

They look good! And it is fun to make a change without having to go out and spend $$!

Kelly said...

You know, I thought those stools looked familiar! Ha! I really like them painted black. I think that is a better color in your home and more current for today.

Leslie Harris said...

what a great idea, do you have to use primer with chalkboard paint?
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The barstools look great, Daniela. I love being able to complete a project with supplies on hand too. I Painted some second hand barstools aqua ( they have black seats) and loved the results too. Wishing you a great weekend.

Kerry said...

They look nice!

chateau chic said...

It's always fun to have a change and painting is an easy way to do that. Your stools turned out great.
Mary Alice

Sarah @ 20 State said...

Great idea and they look amazing!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

The black looks great! You certainly keep yourself busy, don't you? I am the same way...great minds think alike :)

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

They turned out great! So nice you have help cooking. Enjoy those moments, before you know it, you will be visiting the girls in their own kitchens!

Debbiedoo's said...

Clever girl..these are awesome!

Libby said...

Oooh, I love the barstools in black much better. Very cool look!