Something about this time of year makes me feel seriously inspired. Maybe it’s the barrage of Fall-time Pinterest DIYs that flood my feed. Or maybe the pumpkin-flavored everything has magical, creative powers. Does it really matter why? Probably not. Fall is here (despite the lingering hot weather in Southern California), and I am excited.
Let’s talk about this project, and more importantly the art of ‘upcycling’. Upcycling is simply taking a piece(s) of furniture that you already have, and revamping it, thus creating a new piece of furniture. It is a growing art-form, and not only does it save boat-loads of money (cue cheering section), but it allows you to create a completely one-of-a-kind, custom piece of furniture. Needless to say, I am a huge fan.
Mike and I have had these bar stools since we first moved in together like 8 years ago. They were free, (from a friends garage). They have always been just sort of blah; there to just serve their purpose of hosting people’s bums. I have recently been in a ‘cleaning house’ tizzy, meaning, if I don’t love it or need it; it goes. It is actually very therapeutic. I highly recommend inventorying the items and clothing in your house, and gutting anything that you don’t love. But I digress, (thank you a.d.d.) So the stools. The stools and I came to a crossroads. I certainly did not love them, but I also didn’t want to just get rid of perfectly usable seating. Conundrum!
And then this DIY hit me like a ton of bricks. A simple upcycle-project would save these stools from imminent banishment. The stools and I sighed with relief, which brings us to this bar stool makeover project.
Here’s what I started with:
(Not great, right?) Obviously, these chairs were just screaming for a makeover, and here is how I gave them a second–actually, third life…
Find the FULL DIY at Shoes Off Please, for The Bannerie.
And here is the finished product:
Did you like this DIY? If so, please share it with a friend, because sharing is caring! Also, are you an upcycling goddess? I want to hear about your favorite upcycle project, and I may just feature you! As always, thanks so much for reading and following along in my blogging/creating journey!