Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Numbered Bar Stools
I wanted to share with you today the numbered bar stools I put at the eating bar in my new kitchen. (Yes, we are in our new home and slowly, slowly getting things organized and put together.) I saw this idea on Pinterest years ago, and I am sure that bar stools like this are really old news, but if you love it, you love it. It doesn't matter how old the idea is.
I am happy with how these bar stools turned out, and I thought I would share a quick little tutorial on how I painted them.
First, I cut the numbers out on my vinyl cutter, and pulled out the number, leaving the vinyl around it as a stencil. I then adhered the vinyl to the seat of the bar stool, making sure that it was centered and straight.
Next, I painted over the number with a black paint that matched my bar stools. I did this to ensure that I didn't have any paint bleed under my vinyl stencil.
Finally, I painted over the numbers with a light gray paint. It looks white on the bar stools, but I think the fact that it is actually a light gray, makes it look less stark. (Please ignore my dirty garage. We are very much still a work in progress around here.) I waited for the paint to dry and then pulled the stencils off, and was left with cute numbered bar stools.
I know - - my bar stools don't all match, but they are what I had on hand from our old home, and I am okay if everything is not matchy matchy. Plus, I think the numbers help tie them all together.
My boys assigned themselves to the bar stool that corresponds with their number in the family - so there is way less fighting over who gets what stool at breakfast now. A fringe benefit I was not expecting, but I am definitely enjoying!!