We purchased these brown bar stools many years ago from Target and they were still in good condition so I did not want to get rid of them. But, they were much too dark for the new light gray kitchen.
Colorful Painted Bar Stools
We recently gave our kitchen a modern makeover, so I wanted to update our brown bar stools to match the colorful new vibe. Initially, I only planned on painting the legs and leaving the leather seat, but I ended up not liking how it looked so, I recovered the seat as well.
It was easy to remove the seat cushion. I just flipped it over and removed the 4 screws.
I gave them 3 coats of Candy Apple Red spray paint by Rust-Oleum. This is after one coat. Make sure you flip them over to get all the nooks and crannies. Once they are dry, you can reattach the cushions.
At first, I was just going to put the brown cushions back on, but it was way too dark with the bright red. So, I grabbed some leftover fabric from when we recovered our outdoor chair cushions and set to work. I cut the fabric so it would fold a few inches over each side of the cushion.
Please note this is my fist time doing this, so it is not the most professional job, but it works for me. I folded one side over and stapled into place, then repeated on the opposite side.
On the ends, I pretty much just folded it like wrapping a present (which I am not that good at) and stapled it closed. I tried to keep the fabric as tight as possible. Once the cushions were all covered, I screwed them back onto the stool legs.
The result is bright and cheery and I can easily change out the fabric any time I want.
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