Saturday, February 25, 2012
Picked Up A Coffee Table The Other Day And Scored A Nice Little Bonus Of Three Adorable Barstools! Status: Available Soon (Just Gotta Clean 'Em Up!).
All I showed up for was a simple coffee table (since I get so many e-mails asking for them) but the seller was dragging these out of the basement when I pulled up. "Whoa whoa whoa! Whatcha gonna do with those!"
...Sell 'em to me, that's what! Into the back of Frank they went with the coffee table and off
to work I went.
I got them out of the back of Frank this morning and only had time to clean up one of them a
little. Above is a sort of a before and after. They aren't two pictures of the same stool though.
Just one that hasn't been cleaned and the one I got started on. I'm not finished though. They'll
all get a more thorough cleaning this weekend.
Isn't that a great color?! Is it Coral or Salmon? It's a little pink and a little orange with some
sparkly flecks thrown in just to make sure you notice them. The vinyl is in amazingly good
condition considering the wear on the footrest hoop.
The bases need to be cleaned up and repainted. No problem, I'll hit them with a 3M stripper
and a couple coats of satin black and they'll look super. They're super sturdy and the swivels
are in good shape too! It's funny how many cool barstools I find, yet I hardly ever see a really
cool looking bar. We'd love to find a good looking Googie style bar someday. What we're
using now works fine and looks kinda cool but I'd love to have something with some angles
and maybe asymmetry to it. I might just end up building one some day.