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Monday, February 4, 2013

*Bare* Can be Good!

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As much as I love bringing new life to an older piece, sometimes it's fun to bring life to a brand new *bare* piece!

For awhile, I've wanted to retire our two wrought iron barstools from our breakfast bar and add four matching wood ones in their place but, the ones I found were either the wrong style or too expensive.  It was then that I remembered a sweet reader of mine mentioning "Bear Naked Furniture," an online store that sells unassembled, bare furniture for an extremely reasonable price!

Here are two of the barstools being introduced to Annie Sloane's Pure White:


After the "Pure White" dried, I then decided to add "Chateaux Grey" so that they would tie in with our island and dry bar (which are painted the same color).  And, then, out came my paint pen and sanding blocks:


My sweet hubby then mounted the rush seats:


And, voila!


I love, LOVE having four stools here now and thank our friends for breaking them in last night at our Superbowl gathering!


Did I mention that chairs weren't the only thing I ordered?  I'm *almost* done with my other purchase and hope to share it soon!

What about you?  Have you ever purchased bare furniture?

Thanks so much for stopping by,

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22 comments:

Vesna said...

This is really amazing dear! Fantastic job! Well done!
Blessings,
Vesna

Brooke said...

Those look so great!! I love the color! There was a store in our last town kind of like this online one you found- they had unfinished wood furniture that you could buy very inexpensively. We bought our oldest son's dresser from there. Unfortunately that was over 7 years ago and I have yet to finish the dresser!! One of these days...

Savvy Seasons said...

What a fabulous idea, those chairs are AMAZING and look so good with your style and kitchen! Well done!

Connie said...

Ooooh, gorgeous! I am in need of new stools too and we only need two. You have given me inspiration!

Andrea said...

I love those! I am going to have to check out that site. What a great idea.

Designs By Pinky said...

They look beautiful, Becca!!!! You did a great job, I LOVE that color. I have never done and BARE furniture:):) XO, Pinky

Sharing Shadymont said...

These are fabulous! Love the color, and the numbers on them just make them perfect! Great job!

michele said...

bare can be beautiful!

smiles to you and hope you'll stop by when you have a moment.

michele

Cricket said...

As always....you amaze me!!

Debbie Moore said...

The chairs are beautiful! Love the green color and #'s are so cute!
Love your website!

Maria Elena said...

Becca, they look beautiful! I think using unfinished furniture is a great way of achieving the look you want in your home. Your barstools look like they were always in your kitchen. Gorgeous!

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE them ~ especially the color! You did a great job with the numbers too. I think "bare" was the way to go!

xo
Pat

Carol said...

The stools look great, Becca! Love that you added the numbers!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh I just love those Becca!! They look so beautiful and really tie everything together. I've got to pay that website a visit!
Vanessa

L said...

You are so creative! The numbers added to the backs of the chairs are a fun idea. They look great! I can't wait to see what else you're working on. =)

Stacey said...

I'm a little behind on reading posts but I was excited to see that you gave BARE a try!!! You do such beautiful work...I love the way they turned out! I can't wait to see what else you ordered....I may have to head back over there & see what else they have!!!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Girl you took those chairs from bare to beautiful!! LOVE the way they turned out!! Cute idea adding the numbers:)

gotofurniture said...

Love the way your chair being transform...perfect match to the table. :) You did a great job

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I love how your stools turned out! I have metal stools that I'd like to get rid of too, so I'll make note of this website.

Debbiedoo's said...

They look awesome Becca. Love that color in your kitchen.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The stools look great, Becca! Love the color and the numbers are a sweet touch! :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the stools Becca.!!..you did a wonderful job from the beautiful painting to the numbers!...The style looks like the Pottery Barn stools I have at my island!