Friday, March 23, 2012

French Bar Stools

I found four bar stools at the salvage yard of all places, but they were missing their foam tops and the board the foam sat on.  Therefore, they were minus upholstery.  My husband painted them white and cut the foam with his band saw which cut the foam like butter and then he slightly beveled the top edge of the foam to make it a little bit rounded.  We covered the stools with drop cloth which is nice and neutral.  They looked really washed out so I took my French grain cloth stencil and stenciled with white paint to pull the look together.  I learned something important here.  You know how you use the stencils and they get thicker and thicker with paint?  I soaked the stencil in warm shallow soapy water and the paint came off so easily.  It was like getting a brand new stencil.
 The bottom rings on the stools were that shiny brass or gold from the 80's and they didn't go with the light neutral coloring I had chosen for this project so my husband took the sand paper and sanded off the gold.  Now they are almost chrome looking and I have a completely updated look.  Thanks for stopping in.
It is my own fault, but when I did this post I forgot the name of the stencil company I purchased the stencil from.  Shame on me.  I should have looked further as I've had a few requests for the source.  It is made by Maison de Stencils.  She has beautiful stencils and has a website.  Check her out.


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23 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

Those are awesome! Talk about a total transformation...those are it. They look totally updated and charming. Thanks for sharing how you did all that.

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Ooooooh, these are so pretty! Sounds like you and your hubby make a good team! I found you at Cherie's blog hop, and am your newest follower, will you follow me back?

Bliss said...

Magggggieeee..... again a project that turned out fantastic! Dump creations from drab to fab for sure.

~Bliss~

Inspired by you said...

Great job! They look great!

NanaDiana said...

Maggie- They look GREAT! I love them and you would never know they were born in the 80's! xo Diana

Sherry said...

Those turned out really cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are adorable--love the legs on them!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beeeeautiful job, Maggie! I love this project! Where did you get that pretty stencil you used?

xoxo laurie

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

Maggie, they came out perfectly! Just love the French stencil you used on them too...looks like I need to get some stencils too...I have plenty of furniture projects to do and the stencils would work wonderfully. Kindredly Lynnie

Anne said...

They look amazing.Love that lettering.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Maggie, these are great! you did a super job on them, thanks so much for linking up to the party!!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful transformation! I love the stencil, did you make it or buy it? I love that you used white paint, they look fantastic!

Kathryn said...

These are gorgeous! I love anything french... can I ask where you got your stencil? I love it! I'm following you now on linky. :)

Kathryn@www.uglyducklingtransformations.wordpress.com

Eilis said...

Just love how they turned out!
Eilis
my-heart-lives-here

Little Miss Maggie said...

I've had a few requests for the source of the stencil and I have ammended the post. The stencil is made by Maison de Stencils. She has wonderful stencils and has a website.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I'm visiting from Debbie Doos and I love this project! Those stools are absolutely ADORABLE! What an easy, but fun project.

blessings,
karianne

Elle and Lou said...

What an amazing job you have done on these stools. Top notch!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love these, Maggie! Love them white and I love the fabric you used and the stencil. I guess I love everything about them! Nicely done!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely love your bar stools..so gorgeous and beautifully done. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Gorgeous!
Love the bar stools!
I love anything vintage French inspired.
Happy White Wednesday!
Hope you will visit me as well.
Elizabeth
http://theporcelainrose.blogspot.com/

driftwoodesign said...

Adore your french stools. Great work!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Darling- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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