We made it through phase one of our recent remodel, but I’m still working out a few temporary fixes until we can afford to finish the kitchen. Our plan includes building out a new bar, but until we can replace the countertops and install new bottom cabinets, I’m making an Ikea tabletop and adjustable table legs work for now.
This solution is fine because I know it’s temporary, but the bar stools have definitely been a problem. The final version of the kitchen will include 5-6 bar stools, so I haven’t wanted to invest in them until we’re ready. So, enter these ridiculously cheap folding stools.
I lived with the boring black versions of these stools for months, but I was finally ready to make a change. And it’s amazing what a few cans of spray paint and a sunny afternoon can do. Now I’m on the hunt for even more things to paint next weekend, since Krylon makes a TON of fun colors.
- Unscrew the top seat from the bar stool bottom.
- Dust off the bar stool legs.
- Find a sunny, wind-free place to paint.
- Shake the spray paint as directed (this really does make a difference in the consistency of the paint).
- Turn the bar stools upside down on cardboard.
- Paint, paint paint! Spray in even, light strokes to avoid dripping.
- Turn the bar stools right-side up to paint the top side of the legs.
- Wait a bit then apply a second coat.
- Dry, dry dry.
- All done! Screw the seats back on (or even reupholster them — I may tackle this once I find the right fabric).
- Have a seat.