Show Us Your Find-Garage Rescue

Whenever we go visit Match’s parents, his mother always tries to pawn her castoffs onto us. She is really funny about it-she talks them up, and really puts the pressure on. Most of the time I can’t stand the stuff she wants to give me, for the same reason she wants to get rid of it. But once in awhile there are a few treasures she’s given us. This time, it was a pair of old stools she thought we might want for our garage.

She thought they’d be good as work stools, but I knew that with a coat of paint I could make them shine again, and would be perfect for seating in our kitchen. So I set to work, in the garage, on Sunday afternoon. It was SO HOT that day. It didn’t take me long to sand them, but when I was done, I was super sweaty. So this DIY doubled as a workout!

After a couple of coats of paint, this is how they turned out. I think they look so great in our kitchen.

Everyone always gathers in the kitchen, and now we have a place for people to perch. Eventually I really want to paint our cabinets the same color as the stools. But for now I’m going to take a little break from painting!!



    I love a good trash to treasure success! They look great!

    Kenzie R.

    Great job on the stools! It’s always fun fixing things up. & A work out is always nice too.

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    I have such a hard time seeing a final product with things like that– I just assume its beyond repair or no way it can look good again! I think its a talent you must have to see the beauty in things and restore them to life! fun!!!


    They look great! And I’m totally jealous of your wood floors!


    Nice! That’s my absolute favorite kind of DIY- something free and useful that you can make your own! šŸ™‚

    Sarah Kate

    Awesome!!! They look really good! And you can’t beast the price. ;o)

    Good luck when you tackle those cabinets. I hope there aren’t too many of them!


    Look good to me! Much better than the original color!


    Those are beautiful! You did a great job with the stools šŸ™‚


    NICE! I painted my barstools black and re upholstered them last year. Or the year before? I don’t know. I love it!

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