~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

Thank you for visiting my blog, here you will find tons of before and afters and decorating tips all done with a small budget! I love being inspired, so I hope something on my site will inspire you. My husband and I have been working to transform our little house into a warm, comfortable, cozy and updated home. We are newly married 20 somethings enjoying life and livin it to it's fullest! Now we are on to lifes next adventure and having our first baby! Please follow us as we go through life transforming, creating and learning to be parents!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Can't find bar stools you like under $150? Make your own!

Our bar in our kitchen is a little higher then we would have liked, but because we have the stove in front of it, that's the way it had to be. So finding 34inch bar stools that were in our price range was IMPOSSIBLE!  We searched everywhere, online, target, Ikea, and everywhere in between.  We decided to try to make our own just for kicks and giggles:)  

Sorry for the side view, here is the stool while we were checking the height.  We used deck spindles as the legs you can buy at any hardware store, and used some ply wood we had left over from a different project.  We bought some bracket for each leg rest just for some extra support.
I had some left over fabric from the curtains I made for our kitchen and for the chair re-do we did in February.

and here is the finished project, they totally fit the purpose and the grand total for 2 bar stools that are 34 inches tall......under $50!! 


  1. They turned out so great!! What a clever idea!! :)

    (P.S. Thank you for an awesome school year!!
    :D Noelle )

  2. What a great job constructing those. They cost you less than store bought and look even better. I love the french country appeal they have.

    Thanks for linking to "Meet Me On Monday"...

    Take care,


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