Friday, January 18, 2013

Blog Swap with Reinvented

Well, HELLO fans of A Little Knick Knack!

My name is Kimm, and my blog is called REINVENTED.   I write about Home Decor for Real People.  With Real Stuff.  And Real Budgets.  I am a full time nurse manager, wife to one very patient hubby, and mom to four kids and two dogs.  I LOVE decorating my home.  Big projects, little projects, overhauls, makeovers, and tweaks.  AND I've been known to have all of those going on at once.  :)

Today I'd like to share with you a project born out of necessity.  Aren't those the best kind?

We have a pretty average size kitchen, and an above average size family.  Space is sometimes at a premium, so I wanted to add some stools to our island counter for some more eating space.

I didn't want anything big and space sucking, do ya know what I mean?  For us,  this meant simple stools with no backs to "break up the sight lines."  (Ha, I laugh at myself when I use words I hear on HGTV)

So, you've seen stools like this at discount stores, right?  This one's from Target.  They cost around $20-30 dollars.  In the interest of full disclosure, I gotta tell you that I didn't actually buy mine, they were given to us.  And ours are cuter than this, but I forgot to take a before picture, so I had to find a similar option.  K? K.

Now these are simple all right, which is what we needed, but the style didn't work for my cottage/farmhouse dreams.

So I coated them with spray primer and then some Rustoleum Colonial Red.

I ordered some vinyl from The House of Smith's and added it to the seats, sealed with some poly for protection.

I guess I forgot to take a close up of No. 2.  But you get the idea.

Here they are all lined up and adding some farmhouse cute to our kitchen.

Thanks so much to Meg for inviting me to hang out here today!  I would love to see all of you over at my place!  Come on over and read A Little Knick Knack on REINVENTED today! I love those stools! The color, the gold...they look amazing. I want a new kitchen just so I can copy this idea. Thanks for visiting, Kimm!


  1. Great stool makeover! I love the country feel with the red and the labels! Can't wait to pop over & check out your blog:)

  2. I painted two bar stools like these for my daughters first apartment. But instead of using vinyl, I painted the numbers on. They are so cute and functional. After she was done with them, they were an easy sell in my booth. You have much nicer stools with the scrolled legs.


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