Monday, December 5, 2016

IKEA hack Barstools

When we moved into our new house, the tall barstools I had were both too wide and too tall. I started looking around and quickly remembered how ridiculously overpriced barstools were. I found these beautiful peacock blue metal ones at IKEA, but I did not like the seats very much. Just a bit too modern for my taste. And so they had to be "adjusted" a bit.I believe these bad boys were in the 28 dollar-ish range.

We bought some round wood discs from Home Depot ($9 each).  Please realize that pine is a soft wood and so these will not be indestructible.  I just don't have ready access to any harder wood discs, nor do I want to spend the money for said hard wood, so I went with it.  We stained them a dark espresso color.

The next step was for the hubby to drill pilot holes through the top of the seats.  We did four holes.  Once your tops are dry you can screw them onto the stool.  You may also want to put a ring of adhesive around it, something like E6000.


I used a spray sealer and could not for the life of me get it to go on evenly.  A brush-on top coat is probably best.  

Wallah peanut butter sandwiches!  Pretty bar stools that are a perfect blend of modern and rustic! I love the pop of color that they add to this side of the great room.