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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Belly Up to the Bar - In Style!

These bar stools were so solid that when Mr. Biff brought them home
I didn't even wince (not even a little) at the horrible mildew on the
seats.  I was sure we could do something with them. 
I first tried sanding - um, no....nothing.  I then tried a bleach based
powder cleanser and a scrub, still no.

I tried some peroxide.....yeah, ah, I did what every good
DIY'er would do - I pulled out the Zinser primer and primed the living
heck out of them. 

I wasn't satisfied with the thought of painted seats and I surely didn't
want to paint both chairs (I am not fond of painting chairs) so I
pulled out my staple gun, some burlap, some foam and some batting
and covered the seats.  The seats unscrewed easily and once covered
screwed right back on.

After a good wipe down, a little clear wax and a touch up here and
there with my trust brown and black Krink paint pens - voila!

These chairs were a test of our theory that we could purchase
something and quickly turn it around without a huge
investment in time and materials.....
I'll let you know once they sell if it was
a success or not!

Mr. Biff says "Belly Up" to the bar in style!


Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Peggy, I love those bar stools! I especially like that you covered the seats with burlap. Great job. Hugs, Peggy

Full Circle Creations said...

Love how they turned out. When in doubt, paint and upholster! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Raquel said...

Hi Your barstools came out great! Found you on the All Star Block Party! :)

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Great idea. I love the way the burlap looks. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You can find it at

I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Great idea to just recover them- I hate painting chairs, too!

Allie Holcomb said...

I love this chair re-do! Adorable! So glad to have found your blog; I love it!!
-Allie @

Jennifer said...

Great redo! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Ahh... is there nothing that burlap can't fix? They look great Peggy. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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