Okay, so working full time and having houseguests for 8 days made the progress quite slow, but they’re finally done! Let us take one last look at the before…
Nothing to see, really. Well, plenty of coats and dirty dishes, but nothing aesthetically pleasing.
-$10.00 Craigslist stools. Not sure how that’s possible? Check here. And the grand finale…
I had originally picked out a BEA-U-TI-FUL black and cream pattern, but I quickly learned that it matched the chairs and NOT the kitchen.
So…I scoured some more and found this BEA-U-TI-FUL green/beige damask pattern.
So, here are the barstools that someone paid me $10.00 to take. Now we have our morning coffee together, we have long talks over a piece of pie, and we flirt back and forth while I make dinner. Apparently, my barstools like me as much as I like them.
Up next? My half bath that should have been done days ago. It took me three coats of paint to realize that I hated the color I bought. Am I cursed or something?!
Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick says
They look FAB!! Love the color and the fabric. Perfect.
Miss(es) Canadian Pie says
I wonder what the folks who paid you to take your barstools would think now if they saw them. I’d be like “give them back!” They look wonderful! Love the fabric.
ashley ann says
They look fantastic!!! I have never commented, I get all internet shy. I have been following your blog and everything is always amazing. I am still in awww over the dresser, turned into storage with the baskets. Love it.
They look beautiful! ~Kelly
Love them! That fabric is absolutely gorgeous!
Oh those are so wonderful and PERFECT for that spot! What a deal!
To The Moon and Back says
Those look amazing! Like brand new. Love the fabric too.
julie & joe says
I LOVE the bar stools! They turned out great and what a deal to get paid to have them 🙂
Kimm at Reinvented says
LOVE THAT FABRIC! The stools turned out great, congrats on a job well done!
The Momma says
Whoa I’d be soo mad if I were the previous owner! So much potential they just didn’t see! Love em.. obviously. 🙂
Freckles Chick says
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! You had me at “damask”…. =o)
Fantastic work! The fabric just pops against the new black color. Simply stunning.
What a great deal! They look beautiful. Love the fabric.
They look GREAT! Love em! Love that fabric, love it all.
And seriously, I didn’t see any dirty dishes ANYWHERE. Really.
Love your floors.
Katrina Chambers says
PERFECT! Suits u wonderfully!
Phillips Phamily Mama says
Wonderful inspiration! I have a large island begging for some stools like those. So many projects, so little time!
Hillcrest Acres says
Love the barstools!!!
Gorgeous…made a great difference!
Fantastic! And who said patience isn’t a virtue?
Tales From My Empty Nest says
Can you tell me what type of paint you used? Was it spray paint? I have some furniture I want to experiment with, but I wasn't sure what type of paint to use. Love that black and the damask fabric is beautiful!!! Love & blessings from NC!
The barstools look great!
Love the barstools!
Pink & Green Mama says
A-Dorable!!! Great job! 🙂
Girl with the Curlz says
Adorable!! I love them. Great job.
Those are absolutely fantastic. And I still think the best part is that you were basically paid to take them.
Magic Brush says
What color did you use in your bathroom?????????????? Would love to know why you don’t like it!
Envious of the stools… I want 3 new ones. Search Craigslist all the time…. strike outs.
I have the same problem with paint. I work so hard painting then I spend weeks looking at it and thinking “I’m not sure I like this color anymore”.
Jodee Leader says
Those turned out sooooo cute! I love the fabric too!
Wonderful job on the barstools!!
Willow Decor: says
They look great! Awesome job!
Wish someone would pay me to take their barstools. Lucky you..lucky barstools.
So pretty! you are definitely talented! I love the fabric you picked! I wish I had the patience to be such a bargain hunter! Your house is beautiful!
Someone paid you to take them? That’s awesome! I want to come and sit on them and have coffee!
They look awesome!
yay Chris!! love your blog! love your ideas! love knowing you!!
Sweet Nothings says
Wow, they look great Chris! Good job!
They look so good! Following your blog makes me so sad that I gave away some furniture when we moved that had such potential. If only I had known about blogging then!
Stacia Howard says
WOW! They turned out great! Awesome fabric & I love the color! Totally fab!
Linda at Lime in the Coconut! says
Lovely, Girl! Nice re-do!
My name is PJ. says
Seriously, Chris – Love your bar stools, love your creativity, love your blog. Check it daily. And you are, as I’ve said before, one of the funniest writers. Congrats on your blogerversary!
Sandy Toes says
wow! they look great. love the fabric
I LOVE THEM! You did a great job, and they’re perfect!
The Lettered Cottage
Hopeful Housewife says
They look wonderful! Can you come do my house next!
Handmade Housewife... says
They are gorgeous! Great fabric choice too. I told hubbs about your mad Craigs List skills and he said, “Yep…she’s good.” He’s so addicted to that site. Can’t wait to see bathroom pics.
LOVE the black and great choice on the fabric. Way to go!
I love the way your barstools turned out!! That fabric looks great against the black paint.
Wendy @ The Shabby Nest says
Beautiful! Love the fabric
Farmgirl Paints says
I’m lovin’ the barstools. You did a great job. And I completely understand the paint curse. I think I’ve painted almost every room in our house at least 2 times and we’ve only been here 5 years.
They look great!!!!! I love the fabric!
Girly Stuff says
They turned out great!
The barstools look amazing, and I still can’t believe the deal you got on them.
Oohh! I like them a lot!! Watch the flirting with the chairs – that can lead to other things and if your husband ever found out…well…since the ammo is labeled in the closet he knows right where to go.
Can’t wait to see your 1/2 bath. I am making a tooth fairy pillow today..that is the extent of the craftiness around here!
High-Heeled Foot in the door says
Just beautiful! They looks amazing. I’m sorta new to your blog so I can’t wait to read up and find out how someone paid you 10 bucks for them!
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says
Seriously – what can I say that others haven’t? They’re awesome, but you already know that. They’re a steal, but you already know that. You have great taste – hope you know that!!
These look wonderful. I am still in awe that you got such a great deal. I love the fabric!!!!
Susan S. says
I LOVE that kind of a deal. Your new bar stools look smashing. Great Job!
Melissa Miller says
You have a gorgeous kitchen. 😉
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Chris, they look fabulous! What a steal on Craigslist & the fabric is perfect in t here. I'm adding this to my Tumblr page so others can see it.
Beautiful job – of course!!
Those look awesome!
Elizabeth (blue clear sky) says
Fabulous chairs and love that fabric. Great job! We have been in our home TEN years and still need proper barstools for our breakfast counter.
what a great job, they look great… now hop on over to my blog and get a present that I have waiting for you….
Love, love, love them! Can you come to my house and do the same magic? : }
your chairs look GREAT! I myself just refinished our old kitchen set and painted it black too. I would love to hear your painting process, as we heard different ways of doing it before we ended up with a decision. you can check my project out on blog.
Congrats on being Featured at SITS today!! =)
Hello from SITS! Love the blog!
The chairs turned out beautifully!
Cute blog you have here! Happy SITS day to you!:0)
Lisa Petrarca says
I love seeing how talented people are able to transform things! Congrats on your SITS day!!
will you please help me paint my table, im totally addicted to painting furniture, will you be my friend?
stopped by via sits… congrats on your feature!!
looks great 🙂
Mrs. Jelly Belly says
They PAID you to take them? If they could see them now, they’d be kicking themselves for sure; they’re beautiful!
Happy SITS Day – enjoy it!
WOW AWESOME 🙂
Love the chairs and goes perfect in the kitchen 🙂
Happy SITS day 🙂
Michelle C says
Those look GREAT!
Found you through SITS 🙂
Turtles In Alaska says
Absolutely gorgeous chairs.Awesome score on Craigs list! happy SITS day.
Oh this looks stunning! Happy SITS day from South Africa.
Hey, Happy SITS day!! So cool that you were featured!
My dream is to become a high school English teacher. 🙂
I love your blog. Before and After photos are sort of like a fetish of mine.
I’ll be following you. But not in the “duck-tape-rope-gag cloth” type of way.
Hi from SITS!
Happy SITS Day! I love the color and the fabric on your barstools…perfect combination! Your kitchen is gorgeous!
happy sits day! the barstools are great and your blog is so pretty!
Tammy Howard says
Stopping over from SITS – your blog is beautiful! I so wish I could have that much ambition… I think I’m gonna subscribe so I can at least get the inspiration…
Queenie Jeannie says
Over from SITS….
Those look incredible!! Great job!
I hope you enjoyed your featured day!! Enjoy every moment of bloggy goodness & love!!!!!
KC Mom says
Great job…and I love your blog! Enjoy being saucy today!!
looks gorgeous! I hope you have a great SITS day 🙂
Knit Purl Gurl says
The stools are amazing! Congrats on your SITS feature – I absolutely adore your blog! 🙂
The Daily Dear says
Those look awesome! Happy SITS day! 🙂
It's Always Something Around Here says
Love how they came out!
Happy SITS day!
Congrats on being featured on SITS. You deserve it!
those are beautiful chairs!
Congrats on being the SITSter of the day!!
Happy SITS day!
The bar stools look awesome! Great job!
Congrats on being featured today on SITS! I was so excited to see you were the star today, cause I LOVE your blog!
Hugs from Eventually Cottage!
Those chairs turned out great! Happy SITS!
Noah's Mommy says
wow…fantastic…great find…so glad to see you are the FB today over at SITS
Stopping by from SITS!! Love the bar stools, the look great!
At my house the damask would have syrup and ketchup on it!!
Happy SITS day!
Congrats on being the featured blogger. Love the barstools and your kitchen!
They look great!!! I wish I had some vision!! 🙂
Congrats on being featured..your blog looks amazing!
I am here from SITS! Congrats on being today’s featured blogger!! Those bar stools are AMAZING and I can’t they PAID YOU! How cool is that?
Enjoy your day! You have such cute blog! I’ll definitely be back!
I am impressed! Stylish!
Miss Gina Designs says
These are gorgeous! Congrats on your SITS feature!
blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell says
They turned out beautifully! The whole room looks fabulous. Happy SITS day!
Congratulations on being the featured blogger today. I am in love with your blog!! 🙂
Katherine Aucoin says
Your bar stolls look great! What a bargain too!
Happy SITS Day!
Wow, those are amazing, I’m in awe!
Wow those look so great! Congrats on being FB on SITS today!
Those are beautiful!!! Congrats on your SITS feature today! You have a wonderful blog!
Congrats on being the SITS blogger today. Love the stools, they look very nice.
Sadiebug and her Mom says
I love it! You did a great job. One of these days I’ll try a project like this.
The Stylish House says
This is my first visit to your wonderful blog! I am a new SITS and happy to have found you. Love the spiffy new barstools.
My New 30 says
Love them – they look fantastic!
Happy SITS Day!
Southern Bride To Be says
Those look great! 🙂
Congrats on the SITS feature!
Mama King says
They look great! Happy SITs day!
Love it! They look fabulous, and so does your blog. Happy SITS Day, my dear!
Stopping by from SITS, congrats on being the featured blogger!
Those bar stools are amazing, what a deal!
I believe we are kindred spirits! I, too, was on a quest for barstools THAT SWIVEL. After 18 months of looking for a deal, I found two for $24.00! Not quite your deal, but still great. I’m painting them black!!!!
yours truly... says
WHAT A STEAL!!!!! oh my!!! I LOVE them!! you rocked it girl, awesome job!!
what a derserving person to be picked the blog of the day…. you know I love you and I think you rock… congrats….
love the blog….added your button!
Congrats on being Featured at SITS today!! Your home is beautiful.
Those look awesome! You did a great job.
Popping in from SITS!
Alice J. Byrd says
The kitchen is so pretty!!! Nice job on the chairs… and happy SITS day!!!!
congrats on your SITS day.
Lacie E. says
Your blog is so fun and I have told you before that you are so talented. Happy SITS day!
Wow, they look fantastic!!
Happy SITS day!
They look great! You did a wonderful job and the fabric is a good choice.
Trenches of Mommyhood says
Enjoy your SITS day! Your craftiness is inspiring!
A Cheap Chick says
Love the barstools, love the blog! Congrats on your SITS day!
It’s so much fun to make things look different than they’re meant to be, it’s one of my fav things to do.
So I came by today via SITS and I have to say, I’m hooked! I love all your little tips and tricks. Your crafts and ideas…you make it all look so easy, yet you admit when it’s hard! Thanks for adding another stop on my addiction cruise each night!
(btw-the barstools look fab!)
I can’t believe someone paid you to take those! That is fantastic and they look wonderful now.
Hey! Stopping by from SITS…I absolutely LOVE Craigslist! We got a futon from a seller on Craigslist just last week, actually. 🙂
Love what you did with the barstools! The fabric is perfect!
Came to say hi from SITS. You did a terrific job with the stools!
Happy SITS Day!
Your kitchen is lovely!!
Okay, I’m hooked. I’ll be back…and have a happy SAUCY day!
WOW! Loving the black make over!
You have a lovely kitchen:)
Stopping over from SITS. Very cute blog!!! Love your decorating style!!!
Elle's Mom says
These look awesome!!
Also, congrats on your SITS feature today!
They looked ok before, but I really really like them now.
Swinging by from SITS to wish you a happy FB day. Yay for you!!
It all looks very nice
The Novelista Barista says
WOW those look amazing!!!!!
They look fabulous! I’d love to be able to create something like that!
Love those stools. Congratulations on being featured on SITS. Hope you get lots of saucy love.
Mom Taxi Julie says
Happy SITS day!!
I LOVE your blog! I a huge craft junky-I can’t believe someone paid YOU to take those chairs!
I think you did a WONDERFUL job on the stools. I wish I had white cabinets. I have blah wood ones.
Holy Cow! Someone paid you to take their stools! You can’t beat that! Happy SITS day!
WOW! I too love that fabric, so classy. Your blog is beautiful too.
Happy SITS day!
Whoa those chairs are hot! Maybe you could do an upholstering tutorial? That’s just wishful thinking because I know you are also a busy mom as myself. Love your site and since my days and weeks are all messed up since moving this month and I’m catching up on about 100 old email messages I will still say congrats on your sits day sistah!
My best, Lynn
Okay, let me just pick my jaw up off the floor now. All I can say is wow!!! I can’t believe someone paid you to take those chairs and look at how beautifully you transformed them! I wish I had your talent and creativity!!
OMWow!!! I am loving your blog. Ok, so now I am officially following your blog 🙂 I love the barstools. I want a mudroom like that also, but we would have to build a new house to accomodate the mudroom LOL. Congrats on being featured. Very Well Deserved!!!
Thet turned out beautiful!
Congratulations on your being the featured blog on SITS.
I hope your day is most beautiful.
Oh….and the stools turned out great.
I LOVE your kitchen and the barstools look great.
Those look amazing! You are so crafty! I can’t wait to dive deeper into your blog and see your past posts and get some ideas!
Oooo… LOVE! I just bought a new house so I’m in FULL decorate mode. I’m obsessed!
visiting from sits – wow, impressive work! 🙂
Love the barstools! I can’t believe you were paid to buy them!! That’s awesome =)
A Mommy in Jeans and High Heels says
The bar stools are beautiful! You did a wonderful job!
The barstools are FABULOUS!!
Lil' Woman says
They look great…love the fabric! : )
Those chairs are gorgeous!!!
I love craigslist! You did such a great job. I love your blog as well, so pretty. Congrats on being the FB! That is great!
WOW That’s awesome! I wish I had that talent. 🙂 Also I’ve decided I want your house.
Kelly Knox says
Love the bar stools! They look awesome and even better in black! Blessings, Kelly
Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says
Fabulous! Congrats on your wonderful new seating area and your special day 🙂
Pseudonymous High School Teacher says
I’m over from SITS, a day late… Love your kitchen and great job on the bar stools.
SoBella Creations says
You did a fab job!
Dang it! I leave for a week and look what happens ~ your SITS day, you make fab stools and show us your kitchen! 😉
What a great job. I love the fabric. You continue to inspire.
Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says
Oh yeah girl! These look amazing! Even yet another reason to love Craig’s List!
They look awesome!!!
I really love the colors and how you took something cute and made it even cuter (and made some money while you were at it).
ONE MANS TRASH IS MY TREASURE says
that is a gorgeous print on your barstool! where did you find it??? i must have some!
Lovely Little Nest says
Ahhh these are gorgeous!
Sidenote: I have the exact same problem when it comes to painting the walls. I NEVER like the paint I choose! It's always too dark, too light, too bright, etc.
I won a free "room of paint" from Katie over at allbowerpower, but it's taking me FOR-E-VER to decide on a paint color because I'm afraid I'm doomed to hate whatever I choose! :p
How are these stools holding up? I am looking for a high durability paint to use on our dining room set. We have 6 kids, so I am talking bullet proof! 😉 Also, how much is a quart of the Benjamin Moore paint? Thanks.. I like your blog. Just found it and plan to keep reading!
Well, they get sat on constantly by my two kids, and there’s not a single scratch on them. That’s pretty good! I believe a quart is around $13-14? Thanks for stopping by! Have fun reading!
i would like to see you add some beadboard to the front side of the island so that people sitting on the barstools will not kick and ruin the front of the island! great ideas on painting furniture; thanks for sharing them!