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Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Bar Stools

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Even though I hate my apartment’s out of date kitchen, I really like the fact that there is a breakfast bar between the old fashioned room and the living room. It really opens up the space and gives me a nice big counter surface. I was really excited to get stools so I could use the bar for seating and eating.I found the perfect set of barstools at a little antique store in West Ashley for only $10 each! Too bad the wicker backing was busted up in them and the metal was rusty.
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Its important to note that the upper back was originally wicker, but all torn up. I had the “great” idea to cut it out. It ended up being so messy and nasty. I left it in the second one and just covered them up with fabric on both sides. But I’m getting ahead of myself.The turquoise seat was actually covered with a table cloth I got for 25 cents at the same store. I thought they would be cute but they ended up looking terrible.So, I moved onto plan B.
I decided to spray the metal base of the chair navy blue to match my dining set.
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I went a little crazy and painted the wooden frames of the seats white. I then recovered the seats and the insides of the backs with this adorable Crabby Lilly Pulitzer fabric I bought on ebay. I used hot glue to carefully glue the fabric into place in the backing and to cover the seat cushion. I screwed all the pieces back together and voila!
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I LOVE HOW THEY ENDED UP!!! What a great upcycle! The Lilly print matches my color scheme and is perfectly beachy! Plus, Lilly always makes me happy.
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shadedlinescreations

Monday 20th of August 2012

Really like the outcome of these! Great job!

charlestoncrafted

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

Thanks! It was fun!

arzea

Monday 20th of August 2012

Wow!!! What a difference! They look so awesome!!!

charlestoncrafted

Monday 20th of August 2012

Thanks! It's amazing what a can of paint and yard of fabric can do!