Friday, July 9, 2010


It seems once I get started with the spray paint...I keep finding things I want to get done..and I can't stop.

So..the bar stools are finally done. In black! What is good about spray paint, is that when you are tired of that can always change. The way I figure it, by the time they get back to "stripping" everything again...I won't care. *smile*

This is the way the stools looked. They came in a sort of light oak...and I have hated them from the beginning. I don't think I will buy furnature on ebay again! Not a great experience.

After living with them for two years...they are now black. Yeah. I like them.

Now I know everyone will be nice and say they look great..but I have to ask anyway. You are all so matter what you will say they look nice.

Di will say, "well, if YOU like them, that's all that counts!"
Now you KNOW darn well that it isn't all that counts! We want EVERYONE to like them.

I cannot seem to get away from the French Country thingy in the kitchen and family room...but the living room...a different story.

I am off to bed. Nice Day.

Yep..sending more love and hugs.


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

From what I can see on these photo´s You´ve done as a great job on these chairs as You have on the table!

I´m the opposite of You here, I love blond furnitures, preferable pine :-)
Have a great day now!

Karen said...

I REALLY DO like your black chairs! I love to use black accents. You are making me look around my room here and see if there is anything I would like to spray paint black.
Good job!
Ladybug Creek

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Sweet Friend,

You are so creative. The bar stools are beautiful in black. It certainly gives the kitchen area that French countryside look. Very, very lovely.

Snappy Di said...

Di will say, "well, if YOU like them, that's all that counts!"

Have you spray painted your husband yet or does he move fast enough to stay out of your aim?


AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Mona! Now I promise that I am not just being NICE, but I really do like those stools painted black!! I am in a spray painting mode too. I did so much painting yesterday that I think there was a cloud of mist hanging over our house. I'm surprised the Environmental Protective Agency didn't come by to check it out!! Have a great Saturday.

Susan and Bentley

Jeanette said...

I think they look great! It makes the cushions really show up.

Kammy said...'s not only me who is an is smitten on paint.....Great job !

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Looks great my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a difference! I love black accent pieces...they look good with any decor! Very fresh and new! Love it! Hugs to you! ♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They really do look so much better. Love them painted black. I'm not a fond of the lighter oak color either, so I think these are soooooooo much better. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Teri said...

I seriously do like these much better in black. They make more of a statement than the plain oak look.

spindlecottage said...

I think it is a great improvement! yup I do!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

LOL, well I do like the black, truly. I have to, I spray painted my whole bedroom suite my middle DIL was going to die when she saw it. But as her DH told her...I had to live with it not her.
I like to spray paint cause as you say it's easy to change colors when you get tired of the first one.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Mona! I think you did a wonderful job on your stools...they look GREAT! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do...I need to remind myself of that ;) Have a wonderful weekend.....Maura :)

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Hello Mona...I'mmm baaackkkkk:-)
I LOVE the stools painted black. ....and as often happens, you lack of enthusiasm has me enlarging your photos to study your project. Even being blown up and studied, I found them fabulous:-)

Shelia said...

Mona! You so silly! I like your stools black! Oh, that didn't sound right did it? :) I like your bar stools painted black, I really do! I'm not just saying it because I adore you. I'm not just saying it because I'm trying to kiss up. I'm not just saying it because I want you to like me. I'm just saying it because I mean it! Now do you believe me? :) Please do - they look so much better black than wood colored! :)
Have a wonderful weekend and be careful about getting all that spray paint up your tiny nose! :)
Shelia ;)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Mona~ I do love how a simple can of spray paint can give a whole new face-lift to any thing it touches. I sure wished it could do the same for my body.
I think your bar stools look marvelous. I can see them adorned with plushy red and white toile chair pads.

Sweet wishes,

Nezzy said...

Once a great job dear Mona. I love the updated look you've given the chairs. My whole house is the French Country thing. Hubby just let's me go wild, ya know the whole keepin' mama happy thing. That, and I might be just a little spoiled.

God bless you beautiful lady and have a terrific weekend!!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

if YOU like the chairs that's what counts, but to me they seemed to show off nicer in the black. Our bar stools are lighter colors because they go with our decor, so it's whatever works for y-o-u.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've got some bar stools I've been thinking of painting too. Yours look very nice. Did you spray paint them, or paint them with a brush? I'd have to do mine white because black wouldn't match.

nannykim said...

Ps your little great grand is darling. I didn't realize she was not your grand, but your greatgrand!! WOW

Jean said...

Mona, the black looks great! Good choice as black looks good in most every room. Good job!

Dena said...

Well I do love them Mona and I really mean it! I'm not fond of that light oak look either. It reminds me of the 80s for some reason. I can't wait to get settled in so that I can do some paint jobs...I keep spying my patio table set and thinking of your pretty red change!


Marydon said...

Mona ~ Being very upfront & honest ... THEY ARE GORGEOUS! in black. I love them. Maybe I'll do A's in black now sine I am doing everything else black for her.

Have a beautiful Monday.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Not just being nice and polite here - you definitely did those barstools a service by painting them black!