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Saddle Seat Bar Stools

Saddle Seat Bar Stools

They are a dime a dozen, you can find them anywhere. We bought 3 of these at Walmart for around $30 and I found one at a yard sale for $5.

Any way it’s Chair Makeover Month for the Furniture Girls and this is all I could come up with! You won’t believe what the rest of the painting divas did, be sure to check them out at the end of the post!

Painted with personality, saddle seat bar stools.

Saddle Seat Bar Stools

These 2 plus a couple more spent a few years at the lake. When they came home I wasn’t sure what I’d do with them.

After Justin proposed to Jessica, I started painting my excess furniture thinking they would be able to use some of it when they got a house of their own. These two bar stools were some of my excess πŸ˜‰

And I couldn’t leave them as they were, I wanted to add a little personality…

Painted bar stools to coordinate with your deocor

How I changed my plain saddle seat bar stools:

  • Paint the base with color #1 (I used Maison Blanche Creme de Menthe)
  • Paint the seat with color #2 (I used MB Cobblestone)
  • Tape off stripes paint with color #3 (I used MB Magnolia)
  • Sand to distress
  • Use clear wax or a clear top coat to seal

Striped bar stools to go with your decor.

Saddle Seat bar stools painted with 3 colors to go with decor.

Neutral colors with pops of teal.

Here’s the room where they are. The colors and stripes accent the colors in the keeping room.

Painted bar stools to compliment the keeping room

The bar stools turned out great. There was nothing wrong with the original finish and they were in perfect condition. Just a little boring.

After all, if you have to use a saddle seat bar stool, why not make it cute!

Breakfast bar saddle seat bar stools

They ended up staying with me, Justin and Jessica didn’t have room for them. Β It turns out they look pretty good just where they are.

Saddle seat stools at the breakfast bar.

They make a great place to perch for a quick breakfast.

Fun painted bar stools for a keeping room breakfast bar.

And they don’t take up much room at all!

Pin for later, because you can paint new stuff too! Give all your furniture some personality!

Painted with personality, saddle seat bar stools.


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Now for the other 14 Chair Makeovers:


  1. I have these stools pinned for sometime. The are very cute.

  2. Hi, the chairs are awesome! Did you spray paint or use a brush? Thanks, Jessica

  3. I think I have the same jute rug as you. Does yours leave little jute fuzzies EVERYWHERE and cover all your clothes if you sit on it? I love the look, but the mess is making me crazy. Love the stools, by the way! http://tidbits-cami.com

  4. Loving curtains, where are they from?

  5. What a gorgeous make-over Debbie. Love the colour too!
    We are delighted to be featuring them on Shabbilicious Friday this week.

  6. Hi There! Did you sand or strip the origional finish or did you just paint over the existing finish? Thanks so much!!!

  7. I love the way these turned out. So fresh and fun. And so much more personality than they had before. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  8. These are spot on fabulous…and from Wal-mart. Love what you did with them friend!

  9. Debbie you chose the perfect colors for these stools, and the stripes add the right amount of personality. Great job!

  10. These stools came out perfect! The stripes brings the outdated look to perfect! Jeanette

  11. HI, these stools turned out so cute. I’m coming over from the Inspiration Monday Link Party. We also have a Something to Talk About it Link Party that goes live tomorrow Monday at 6 am est and think our friends would absolutely love this too. If you have time we’d love you to come join us and link up. Thank you, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  12. I love the transformation!!! Fantastic! If you have an extra minute, I so love if you hop over and link up to Shabbilicious Friday (which is still open!) xo

  13. Love the colors and style you added to these, what were a little generic stools. Great makeover Debbie. They really could fit in any style home. Great makeover!

  14. Those stripes are beautiful! I have a pair of stools almost identical to these. YOu’ve inspired me Debbie. Thanks for the idea.

  15. Love these so much, they’re so pretty! Love the color combo you chose πŸ™‚

  16. Oh how fun are they?! They look great with the colors in your room Debbie!! πŸ™‚

  17. Love the colors you used for this makeover. These stools definitely have more personality painted.

  18. Such personality your space-concious saddle seat stools have now, Debbie! I love the new look you. Super fresh and stylin’.

  19. I think this is the best makeover I’ve seen yet of this style stool, Debbie! Absolutely gorgeous now and they would fit perfectly in my house! XO

  20. Melody @ My Passion For Decor

    WOW!!! I see those all the time and just walk right past them….this is a gorgeous way to update them! I adore these! Now I’m on the look out for a few πŸ™‚

  21. I so agree that you can “cute up” furniture with paint…. Why not

  22. so pretty, debbie, and so you! love the colors!

  23. Debbie, you’ve brought those stools from blah to fun! Great job on this makeover! πŸ˜‰

  24. Debbie… Smart upcycle on these saddle chairs:) I’ve always loved this style barstool, but thought the dark color made them look dated and drab. Super choice for the colors too…there’s nothing dated about the new look now!

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