Thrift Shop Bar Stools Revamped for Beach House

3 Materials
$35
40 Hours
Easy

I have never attempted a do it yourself project, but wanted something bright & original for our beach house. Found mathching 3 bar stools at a thrift store that were in the need of a little TLC, & created these bright one of a kind bar stools for a total of $35
Original stool
Original stool
One of the 3 matching stools purchased from thrift store for $22.00 total
thrift shop bar stools revamped for beach house
I started my project, by disassembling the chair from the base of each bar stool & sanding the chairs and their bases to remove as many imperfections as possible.
thrift shop bar stools revamped for beach house
Once all the stools were sanded I spray painted each seat & base with a flat acrylic spray paint.
thrift shop bar stools revamped for beach house
I then sketched & painted a design on each seat & painted them using acrylic paint colors I purchased ar Walmart.
thrift shop bar stools revamped for beach house
Once the paintings on the seats dried, I reassembled the barstools by reattaching the base, and sprayed painted them one final time with a high gloss finishing clear coat.
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thrift shop bar stools revamped for beach house
Finally, our completely original one of a kind Bar Stools were added to our Beach home to add a spot of color at our Kitchen bar.

Suggested materials:

  • Thrift store bar stools  (Goodwill)
  • Acrylic spray paint  (Home Depot)
  • Acrylic paints for hand painted images  (Walmart)

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  • Judy A
    on Oct 18, 2017

    What cute and cheerful chairs. I sure the kids love them. Good job!

    • Donna Schulz
      on Mar 24, 2018

      Thank you, believe it or not it seems that these get a lot more attention from our adult visitors. They all seem to be drawn to them, and each of them seem to sit on them at some point while they are visiting even though there are many additional seating options that are in the home.

  • Becky
    on May 15, 2019

    love!

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