9.16.2009

BAR STOOLS {complete transformation!!!}

I got 2 bar stools at the DI for $6. I LOVED the squircle tops! (square/circle) But the hot glue gun mess and crazy undone paint job wasn't workin for me, so I sanded down the ungliness!
Painted the legs

Got some FABULOUS paper at Michaels (it's all 40% off right now)
I love old looking paper, like newspapers and writing...I dont know what it is, but I cant leave it alone!
Used my OH SO LOVELY Mod Podge and put about 4 peices randomly on the top of the Bar Stool. (Yes it's hanging off the edges!)
Took a blade and cut off the edges once it dried.
Used a hand sander to the edges as well. (because my cutting job wasn't very even and neat)
Sanded a bit on the legs... Mmm...Love it!

Do I do TOO much furniture refurbishing with paper? OH well. There's too much fun paper out there to stop!
NOTE: I always finish off the paper with a TRIPPLE COAT VARNISH SPRAY PAINT. I give it about 5-10 coats of it...SERIOUSLY. It looks great though!
NOTE#2: Before mod Podging big projects, mist both sides of the paper with a clear spray paint and let it dry and THEN modPodge it on to avoid BUBBLES!
NOTE3: Selling these at THIS craft fair

20 comments:

Wes and Dani said...

Okay: First of all, misting the sides of the paper with clear spray paint is GENIOUS. Seriously. Do you think hairspray would work? Just a thought....

As for your stools....FABULOUS! I wish I had a spot for cute barstools at my apartment....maybe someday when I have a real house!!!!!!

Seriously, though I TOTALLY am in love with those stools. They look GREAT! In fact, I might have to feature these over at my blog.

PS, I did this same sort of thing with a kids' craft table. You can see it by going here: http://craftrookie.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-first-mod-podge-creation-first-i.html

Dani
craftrookie.blogspot.com

'T' said...

ohhhhhhh get out.

Christina said...

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out. I've been wanting to make over some tv trays and I think I'm going with this idea. Hopefully they turn out like the stools did. Too freakin' cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Amy said...

this looks great! Those papers look perfect!

and thanks for the tip about the clear spray paint... good to know!

Marilyn said...

Thank you so much for the tip about the spray paint on the paper first to prevent bubbles. I've done a couple of project and have done them different ways but couldn't seem to avoid the bubbles. THANK YOU!!!!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

those are SO romantic and fun. love them!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love them! Beautiful redo! Another good tip for bubbles is after it dries go over it with a hair dryer and the bubbles will smooth right out! Modge podge rocks! Love the paper you chose for the stools!

The Harris Family said...

These are so great. I love the paper you used and thanks for the modePodge tip!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Linds! You did such a great job - beautiful!! May I post??

AquarianJwl said...

Sweet! =)

Jen V - Flawed and Fabulous Crafts said...

I love this!! I really, really need barstools - but I haven't been able to find any (only looking at garage sales and thrift stores) when I find them - I am for sure gonna do this! Thanks so much!

Also - funny... I just posted the same exact picture with the "celestial pumpkins" from Martha's website. I guess great minds think alike!!

Let it Shine said...

These are SOOO cute!
I love that old paper too!!

Lacy said...

I love old wordy paper too. It' fantastic. These CHAIRS are fantastic. I think it's great that you redo furniture with paper. Paper is cheap and there is so much to choose from. Does it last well? I'm assuming it does or you wouldn't keep doing it.
I Love how you find something oh so sad and tackle it to help it be happy again. Some of the before furniture (ok actually all of it) that you've worked with would intimidate me and I wouldn't no where to start. You make it seem as easy as pudding.

Ana said...

Hey Linds,
The stools turned out great. I like to decoupage too so the tips for avoiding bubbles will come in very handy...thanks. Your blog is so much fun. Have a great day.

Smiles,
♥Ana

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

MMMM. I love those too. The tops are to die for!!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm so WANTING THESE!! You are so friggin' talented it makes me sick! Haha!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh these are so adorable!! LOVE them! You are so creative!

Andy Porter said...

Way cute!! You can never go wrong with your paper...your projects always turn out so dang cute. Thanks for the tip to avoid bubbles...very good to know. That will probably save me a lot of frustration and cursing to myself...ha ha...those bubbles can really get under my skin.

ross said...

Interesting stuff, check out the wide range of Furniture Bar Stools from Spacify.com

Living With Lindsay said...

How fun! Very creative!

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