Friday, February 17, 2012

Small Tweak

It's been a couple months since I made a small tweak to a pair of bar stools I picked up off Craigslist for $20.  They were in great shape, but the cushions were a boring shade of tan and the suede was slightly worn.  I decided to give them a little facelift by switching out the suede for some aqua velvet.  I love the combo of the espresso next to the soft blue.  And as much as I adored the new stools, I forgot to give them their 15 minutes of fame because I was so distracted by the holidays and company that were just a day away.  {Yup, I was watching TBS's marathon of A Christmas Story as I covered these babies.} 

So here is their long awaited time to shine.  Our drab stools went from this...{yup, totally forgot to take close-up before pictures, so bear with me and play Where's Waldo to find the stool in the pictures}...



To this!


Ahhhh, much better and way less expensive than buying something new!

PS - our rental dumpster was delivered!  Time to clear out the house!!!!!  Hope everyone has an awesome and productive weekend! :)

13 comments:

  1. They look great! I love all of the aqua in your house.

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    1. Thanks Brandi! If you can imagine, there will be a little more based on the colors I painted some furniture haha.

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  2. I love color! And I like how the dining chairs are white, but these are that rich espresso!

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I love the contrast too! :)

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  3. Really pretty! Love them. Also have to tell you that everytime I visit your blog, I'm struck by what a beautiful couple you two are! Great picture. :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, that was so sweet! Thank you so very much, Amy! Xo!

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  4. Ohlala. Very pretty! I agree with Ashley about mixing the white with the espresso! Very nice.
    -Diana

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  5. Much better than the beige!! I like the dark and light contrasting colors together! Great job!

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    1. I totally agree. Thank you, Whitney! Xo!

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  6. A new life....a second chance for a pair of old bar stools in a soon to be New, formerly Old House!

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