Chalkboard Grainsack Barstool Makeover


I would like to share my trashtastic bar stool makeover. They go with my kitchen island, which was in the house when we moved here. I painted my island last winter, but I wanted to spray paint the bar stools, so they were a bit behind the island in getting finished. But I finally finished them over the summer, and I love the way they turned out!
chalboard grainsack barstool makeover, chalkboard paint, painted furniture
I used chalboard paint on the seats, so I can change out wahtever decoration is on them at will. For now, I went with a grainsack look. I used chalk markers because they are more durable and don't come off unless I get them wet. So people can still sit on them.
chalboard grainsack barstool makeover, chalkboard paint, painted furniture
I first painted the tops of the barstools with chalkboard paint and let them dry, then I covered them so I could spray paint the rest. I definitely wanted the rungs of the bar stools to remain stainless steel, so I started by covering them using white printer paper and painters tape. That was probably the most difficult part of the entire project.
chalboard grainsack barstool makeover, chalkboard paint, painted furniture
I chose Rust-Oleum American Accents 2X Ultra Cover spray paint in glossy white. You can't even tell the difference in them and the island with the whites.
chalboard grainsack barstool makeover, chalkboard paint, painted furniture
Here is a more pulled back view of my kitchen, just n case you are curious! You can read more about my barstool makeover by clicking through to my blog!
Nicki Parrish @ Sweet Parrish Place

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  • Martha H
    on Dec 26, 2015

    Love your stools--you did a great job. One question: where can I find bar stools with stainless steel rungs? Does anyone know?

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  • Pat C
    on Dec 27, 2015

    Nice job with the stools - they look great! I love the pattern of your kitchen floor too!

  • Sandy Hartnett
    on Jan 3, 2016

    Amazing what paint and a good eye can come up with! Hugs

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