Like just about every nook in our house, our kitchen/dining room is undergoing a slow makeover. The dining set replacement and reupholstery did wonders, but the room was still bare and colorless.
In the market for barstools, our search was not as fruitful as we had hoped. Anthony and I wanted backs on our barstools, but liked the look and style of most backless ones more. I have been swooning over barstool benches but after seeing their hefty price tag, we both agreed if we were going to spend that much dough, we would rather have a new couch.
While perusing Target, I pitched an off-handed idea to the husband after eyeing these snoring things:
The pitch: What if we bought three of those cheap-Os and painted each one a different shade of green? He did not even harass me for saying we can paint anything this time! His response: Let’s do it.
Green? Because my absolute favorite piece of our furniture sits in our dining room and it is (partially) green.
The alphabet chest is amazing for kitchen organization. D is for Dishcloths, M is for measuring cups, N is for Napkins, T is for Towels. OCD much?
The same night, we loaded up three barstools in our car and within a week, this:
Turned into this:
The pot rack was a wedding present from our registry and we picked up the EAT from Target.
The ombre effect is what I was going for. If you’re going to try this at home, here’s what I learned:
1. Spray paint comes in very limited colors (Lowes, Michaels, and Wal-Mart have the widest selections).
2. Spray painting is the easiest way to achieve a smooth even coat.
I painted two with spray paint in the closest colors I could find to what I wanted (emerald and mint) and hand painted the middle one with Valspar’s Pine Green and a brush.
I see some jadeite in my future…