Gold Dipped Bar Stools

Hi, y’all! I was down this weekend with a stomach bug, so I’m pulling out an old post. A couple of weeks ago, I swapped blogs with Meg from A Little Knick Knack. In case you missed it, here is the project I shared with her readers. Enjoy! 

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My latest project has been revamping a couple of generic bar stools into something a little more fabulous. We have a low bar type area that divides the kitchen from the living room. I thought it would be nice to make the space more useful and add some extra seating.

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I started with these cheapo bar stools from Target. They were about $12 each on sale {and I had a gift card – woohoo!}. I’ve also seen several stools like this at different thrift stores and garage sales. I gave both stools a good sanding and then wiped off the dust with a damp cloth. bar stools

I spray painted the stools with 2 coats of a black gloss from Rustoleum. When I’m painting furniture, I like to flip it over and start with the bottom side so that the more visible sections don’t get scratches or dings in the fresh paint.

gold dipped bar stools : like a saturday

I decided to add a little extra flair by giving the stools a dipped paint treatment. I’m a little late jumping on the dipped furniture train, but I think it is such a fun look and a great way to add a little detail. I taped the legs 6 inches from the floor, and then did another light sanding where I would be painting.

gold dipped bar stools : like a saturday

I chose a metallic gold craft paint to complement all of the other gold touches I’ve been adding to the house {hanging plates, chalkboard menu, office chair rescue, milk glass lamps}.

gold dipped bar stools : like a saturday

gold dipped bar stools : like a saturday

I gave each leg 4 coats of gold paint with a foam brush. I made sure to let each coat dry thoroughly before moving onto the next. {Read: I watched an episode of Downton Abbey between each coat.}

gold dipped bar stools : like a saturday

Once the paint was dry, I flipped the stools and took off the tape. I love how they turned out! I’m not sure why I didn’t jump on the dipped furniture trend sooner!

gold dipped bar stools : like a saturday

gold dipped bar stools : like a saturday

I’ve loved having the extra seating options over by the bar. It makes that area look like it actually belongs there. It has become a useful space for eating or working, instead of just a dumping ground for mail and other junk.

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