new year, new bar stool diy

I have been on the hunt for forever, looking for some counter height, solid wood bar stools.  I wanted something super inexpensive without a back.  After eagle-eyeing online ads, I picked up these three beauties for a grand total of $25!

new year, new bar stool diy | A Dash of Mum

I had visions of a two toned, distressed look and since I was going to be painting and stencilling, I really didn’t want to buy anything new (or too nice lol).  Plus my husband isn’t sold on this style, so I can’t see these being our ‘forever stools’.  (He’s a fan of chair backs on stools.)

So my $25 find has me so excited to start this diy, even though I’m super pregnant (um hello there 41 weeks), I have my in-laws staying with us for a bit, helping out and hanging out with M.  And since this baby seems pretty content where she is, and I’m thinking a little diy is the perfect distraction for me.

Some ideas that I’m loving are…

new year, new bar stool diy | A Dash of Mum(from high style restyle)

The black chalk paint with the pretty, stained top really stands out to me, however I already have a lot of dark wood in my kitchen, where bright & white is my love language, so I thinking a lighter paint colour with the possibly stained, distressed top?

adorable bar stool makeover (with chalk paint) | A Dash of Mum

This was another craigslist find for me.  It was a super quick makeover and I love how it turned out (read about it here).  This would look cute in our kitchen too, although I might do a darker grey on top, keeping it light and chippy on the bottom still?

new year, new bar stool diy | A Dash of Mum^ cuckoo for design

I also like the fun pop of colour along the edge.  Cute, right?

If you want to follow along in my insta-stories, I’ll be starting this diy today (unless I go into labour – yay!).

Have a great day!

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