Monday, May 23, 2011

Recovering and Painting Counter Stools

I have been working on my counter stool project.  Remember when I showed you this picture...

We were in the process of cutting down the bar stools to counter height to match our new counter height granite counter top. (Kitchen changes coming to a post soon.)

I also needed to reupholster the stools to coordinate with the kitchen dining chairs.

So I carefully took apart the existing fabric and made a pattern.



You can see the stool cover above leaning on top of my kitchen chair cushions.  I used the same checked fabric for the stool covers that is on the edges of the chair cushion.  (and no, I have NOT painting my kitchen chairs and table yet, but this is going to happen this week, I hope)

But I am painting the counter stools.  I started today.



First coat is finished.

Now tell me, you paint on top of your dining table too don't you?
Welcome Home,
Penny

23 comments:

Pondside said...

Errrr - no, but I might start just from getting the idea from you!
I love the fabric - can't wait to see the finished project.

TinaTx said...

Yep, doesn't everyone? And I have two bar stools that need to be painted too!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I am afraid my husband would put the kabosh on painting on my dining room table but you certainly look like you are nice and neat.... of which I am not. Your stools are going to look fabulous when you get done. ~Hugs, Patti

debi said...

You so inspire me to try !!

Hugs!

Susan T said...

Looking good. I love the fabric you have chosen for your chairs.

Husband doesn't even like me using a mouse without a mat on the dining room table. If he caught me painting on it he would be rather cross.

Snappy Di said...

Love the red cabinet in your photo. I've been contemplating that color for an old, small, china cabinet that was my grandmother's. The thing is, I really need one bigger than grandma's so I keep putting it off. Saw a nice red one in the new Pottery Barn catalogue, but you know how pricey those folks are.

Di

Vee said...

You paint more than anyone I know! I'll be watching to see. Love the fabric and that you can just whip up your own covers in no time.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Ha ha Penny! Yes I do, and I did today! I painted a ceiling medallion...and I barely cover the area I am painting on...so you are very careful in my book! Lookin' good.

Blondie's Journal said...

All this time I have been waiting for the weather to get warmer so I can paint in my garage. Now I see how the pro's do it!! They look wonderful so far, Penny!

XO,
Jane

Pat said...

Love the fabric Penny. Yes, I do paint on that big old farmhouse table. Perfect hgt and length. It's been used for painting everything including the doors to the kitchen island.

Kathleen Grace said...

Of course I do! I reupholster and paint an do everything on my table, it gives it that "distressed" vintage look I love so much:>) The stools are going to look great!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the cushions, they are wonderful and the stools are going to be fabulous. Hugs, Marty

KAT said...

I've got to do this kind of thing to my old table and chairs

KAT

April said...

Penny...is there ANTHING you can't do? You truly amaze me! If I were to ever attempt to paint on my dining room table, I'd be in for the BIGGEST mess of my life!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes I do!!! Oh, so glad to see I am not alone. I paint on my table all the time.

Sherri said...

Penny, they are just wonderful!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great job on the upholstering! You are smart! ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

My husband hates when I paint in the garage, Penny! I think he'd turn purple if I ever did it on the dining room table! Love the fabric and I'm looking forward to see the finished project.

pat said...

funny...I have sanded, and painted, and made a screen door, and even clamped and glued boards (for a counter top) on my dining room table....we never eat at it because of the projects!

Beverly said...

Penny, you made me smile. I say you should paint anywhere that works.♥

Donna said...

Oh yes, Penny, I've painted on top of my dining room table many times! I love the fabric.

Hugs,
Donna

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You've put a smile on my face this morning Penny. Love the fabric you've chosen. Can't wait to see the stools in place.
Sam

Adrienne said...

I love the way things are coming together on your project. What an encouragement! There IS life after shoulder surgery!
~Adrienne~