Farmhouse Bar Stools ~ The Easy Way

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I might just be a little bit giddy. I might just be a little bit over-the moon. Why? Because we are finally back at our kitchen remodel that we started in January of 2016…yes, almost 2 years ago!! If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen our trials, but the best place to catch up is here. Today, is Furniture Fixer Uppers day, and my dated stools are about to become farmhouse bar stools. See the end of the post for more fun from my friends!

Bar Stools Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

In our defense, we were plugging along as best we could with JC working his full-time job, plus our business, and me with homeschooling our 6 children, and running a business and blog. Weekends are our only time to get anything done, and that’s only if something else doesn’t demand our attention, like broken down vehicles, etc. We took the summer to focus on our back yard before the snow flies. You can see all the new improvements and builds we made in these posts.

And now we’re “back in the saddle again”. (cue the country western music). When we stopped to work in the back yard, we left off at our counters. If you remember, we are building them out of gorgeous reclaimed hickory lumber. And I must, say that if we move, they are coming with me. haha!!

JC sanding hickory countertops for our kitchen remodel | prodigalpieces.com

We have loaded, hauled, joined, planed, epoxied (not a word, but who cares), torched, treated for pests, and sanded again and again. Talk about a labor of love! As you sit here, I am in the process of applying the final topcoats to these beauties.

Sawing Reclaimed Hickory Countertops by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I can’t wait to start installing the counters and then moving on to the tile. Also, remember this includes our dining room and laundry room. Much to do!

Okay, so back to those stools. I found them on Craigslist over a year ago and paid $20 for the set. Not bad for solid wood vintage beauties made right here in the USA. They were wobbly and worn, but nothing that some elbow grease couldn’t handle.

Bar Stools Seat Wear and Tear | prodigalpieces.com

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First order of business is to take these things apart and put them back together the right way. The tops literally pop off – that’s how bad they were.Union City Chair Company Bar Stools | prodigalpieces.com

No worries, I just use my Titebond wood glue (amazing stuff!) and clamp them up to set over night.

Using Titebond Wood Glue for Bar Stools | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I use my sander to remove the finish on the bar stool seats. It was pretty easy since they were so worn. Once prepped, I use my favorite stain called Early American.  I’ve used it all over our house, so why not here, right? You may be wondering why is it my favorite? Well, it has a rustic deep color with a slight tint of red/orange that goes well with farmhouse decor.

Using Early American Stain for Farmhouse Bar Stools by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

After the stain dries, I applied two coats of Gator Hide. Then…it’s time for some fun! This is when I call in the help of my awesome Homeright Spray Shelter and HomeRight Finish Max Extra Sprayer. The stores away in a small pouch, but pops up in a few minutes with easy assembly. Can’t get much better than that!

HomeRight Spray Shelter and Finish Max Extra for Bar Stools | prodigalpieces.com

The Finish Max extra is my newest fun tool. If you didn’t see it in action in our fire pit makeover, you can check it out in the video below.

It is just as handy as my original Finish Max with NO COMPRESSOR needed as it’s an HVLP sparyer (high volume low pressure). However, the bonus is that now instead of having to switch from Finish Max (seen here), to Stain Sprayer (for my DIY planters), to Heavy Duty sprayer (bedroom ceilings) for various jobs, I can just switch the tips in the FM Extra. Mind you all those sprayers still have a place in my work, but this one is nice for those that don’t want to have all those on hand.

HomeRight Finish Max Extra with Special Tips for Different Finishes by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

It comes with these three tips, but four more are also available. Let the fun begin! As you can see I taped off the tops since I just stained and finished them. My choice of paint for the legs of my farmhouse bar stools is the same seconds paint I’ve used in many makeovers, including our own bathroom vanity seen HERE. However, if you want something similar in color, use Hurricane Gray. The tip for the finish I need is the green (the manual lays it all out for you).

Spraying Vintage Bar Stools with HomeRight Finish Max Extra by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The first coat is done in about 10 minutes, which is nothing compared to doing it by hand with brush. I let the first coat cure for a couple of hours and then apply a second coat. Done! Talk about satisfying and fast. shazaaaam. (if you can tell me who said that quote, you deserve a prize – see below. hee hee hee)

Okay, so the stools are done and curing and I just have to show you how this Finish Max Extra helped me out. I knew I would have all this set up so why not make as much use of it as possible, right? I was able to quickly clean the sprayer with some soapy water and then got my gear on to do my counters in the same day. Amazing!

Spraying Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Countertops with HomeRight Finish Max Extra by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

All I had to do was switch to the blue tip and I’m ready to roll.

Spraying Reclaimed Wood Hickory Countertops | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’ll go into more detail on how we topcoated these counters in upcoming kitchen posts. But for now, I was able to get the bottoms of the counters done the same day as the stools. Win!

Before I set the stools in place I thought I’d share this one tip. I use felted sweaters for oodles of projects and the scraps come in handy for chair pads. Ya know, those things that you buy that never stay in place? I have found felted sweaters are the best for this. Just cut out some circles and hot glue on. No more scratchy floors and screechy chairs. mmm.mmm.mmm.

Felted Sweater Scraps for Chair Pads. Frugal Tip by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Ready to see my new and improved farmhouse bar stools? I am!

Farmhouse Style Kitchen Update with Bar Stools by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

They’ve come a long way, huh? We are pleased with how they look against our newly built peninsula. Remember, the counters are done yet, as I am spraying the NINE coats this week, but will be done soon and then we tile. That wood is gorgeous, is it not?

Reclaimed Hickory Wood Countertops by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Hard to believe that same wood came from here…reclaimed wood heaven.

Standing on Gorgeous Stack of Reclaimed Wood | prodigalpieces.com

So, our stools are done, the counters are on there way. Do you see why I’m a little bit giddy?

Industrial Style Farmhouse Bar Stools by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

It’s only been like two years that I have had a messed up kitchen! For the first 12 months I had a resin folding table as my counter and 6 months ago upgraded to a plywood one shown below. Things could be worse…seriously…I am so blessed. But, you can appreciate where I’m coming from being that we are here 24/7 with boxes full of my things in our basement.

Make-do Plywood countertop | prodigalpieces.com

Now my kids get to fight over who gets to sit on these farmhouse bar stools at the counter, while I am on my merry way to getting things wrapped up in here.

DIY Farmhouse Style Bar Stools with the HomeRight Finish Max Extra by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Okay, time for some lovin’ for you! I say it all the time, but I truly am all about inspiring you to give DIY a try. In order to get you on your way, HomeRight and I am giving away one of these fantastic Finish Max Extra sprayers to YOU! Easy entry. Just fill out the widget (daily even) for many chances to win. Open to U.S. and Canada residents 18 years of age or older. Winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to claim the prize. Keep your eyes open peeps! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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Looking for ways to update your decor? Take your dated furniture and give it a fresh new look like my farmhouse bar stools. It's easy and budget-friendly! Tutorial here at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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219 Comments

  • Mary Kaiser

    I Love how your stools turned out. I have a stool just like that and some chairs that I could use the sprayer to paint, I need to win. Thanks for having the contest.

    August 24, 2017 at 4:50 am Reply
  • Mary

    Ohh I am getting so excited seeing a sneak peek of your kitchen Larissa. We have been waiting for this for a year now. I know it will be perfect after seeing that beautiful wood counter and the island.

    August 24, 2017 at 5:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I have been waiting longer! haha… It will be some time yet to get everything custom built, but we are on a mission. Yay!

      August 24, 2017 at 6:49 am Reply
  • Bonnie Hipps

    Wow those turned out awesome and loving how your kitchen is coming together. I am working on a dresser for my daughter and turning a dresser into an entertainment center so could use the sprayer for sure. 😃

    August 24, 2017 at 5:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Bonnie.

      August 24, 2017 at 6:49 am Reply
  • Cindy

    Love the look and ease of getting the work accomplished with the tent and sprayer. I’ve been painting and staining some signs for a show. A sprayer like that would really help me out. Thanks for sharing!

    August 24, 2017 at 5:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It makes life so much easier!

      August 24, 2017 at 6:50 am Reply
  • Karen Reeves

    I love how your stools came out. Your kitchen is going to be great especially with those counters. Beautiful

    August 24, 2017 at 6:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We sure hope so. Thanks for the vote of confidence. 🙂

      August 24, 2017 at 6:50 am Reply
  • Sheila DelCharco

    WOw those counters are going to be amazing! I really need to paint my 20+ year old bedroom furniture. Painting it by hand is daunting to me so I’ve not started. A spayer would make quick work! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! (Visiting from Confessions of a Serial DIYer)

    August 24, 2017 at 6:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We couldn’t be happier with them. Thank you!

      August 24, 2017 at 6:51 am Reply
  • Christina in FL

    LOVE your bar stools! LOVE Barn Wood Heaven. LOVE the Homeright sprayer max. Crazy cool!
    Your counters are coming right along. I am excited with and for you!!
    Thanks for all the details. The stain is so right on!!

    August 24, 2017 at 6:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We are excited and exhausted…hahaha. We can’t wait to just walk into the kitchen and see it done. Thanks so much, Christina.

      August 24, 2017 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Janelle

    Looks great! Really love how the countertops are coming. Would love to use the sprayer on our kitchen remodel journey as well.

    August 24, 2017 at 6:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It would be so handy for you to have.

      August 24, 2017 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Paula

    Your stools look great! Can’t wait to see those gorgeous countertops finished.

    August 24, 2017 at 7:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Paula. Me too!

      August 24, 2017 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Nancy

    I absolutely love the stools and that wood😱 Your work is amazing. Your energy is beyond amazing !!!!

    August 24, 2017 at 7:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so fun, Nancy! Thank you.

      August 24, 2017 at 8:54 am Reply
  • Janette

    The stools are gorgeous, do so love that colour combo, the kitchen is already looking fab, can not wait to see it all finished the counter tops sound pretty brilliant…have fun..x

    August 24, 2017 at 7:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What a relief it will be to be done with this space. Thank you, Janette!

      August 24, 2017 at 8:54 am Reply
  • Kaycee F

    Larissa, girl you and your family are amazingly talented and inspiring! You are within sight of the finish line, and I can’t wait to see everything you’ve done during this remodel!! Thank you for sharing the opportunity to enter the Homeright giveaway too!

    August 24, 2017 at 7:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So close!! We are working day and night and just ready to be done as you can imagine. Thank you, Kaycee.

      August 24, 2017 at 8:55 am Reply
  • Melissa

    I love the satiny smooth finish you achieved on the stools with the sprayer. I am still painting with a brush and haven’t mastered the art of no brushtrokes. I enjoy reading about all of your projects.

    August 24, 2017 at 7:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It makes such a huge difference, Melissa. Thank you for the love! BTW, brushes make a huge difference in brush strokes and I can’t recommend enough the Zibra ones I carry in my shop.

      August 24, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply
  • Elaine

    I can’t believe how quickly you were able to get those stools painted! They look fantastic!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:03 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It is a blast…literally! 😀 My life is made easier and I am a happy woman. haha!

      August 24, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply
  • Rhonda Nottingham

    Love the stain paint combo on your stools. And I am excited about seeing your beautiful counter tops finished.

    August 24, 2017 at 8:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You and me both, Rhonda!

      August 24, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply
  • Yolanda Acevedo

    😍Deliciously Farm Rustic…now that’s what I’m takin’ about!❤
    Simple…but beautiful!!
    Yolanda
    P.S. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:06 am Reply
  • Michele Branham

    I love the stool facelift! Wow! I am so impressed by your kitchen makeover. You and your hubby are doing a great job!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Did you see the start of it all? So crazy how much we’ve done, but taking forever in my mind. hee hee. Thanks!

      August 24, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • Mother Deer

    Your bar stools look great! If I had a sprayer, I’d get busy on my many pending upcycling projects 🙂

    August 24, 2017 at 8:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so!

      August 24, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • Liz

    Your a patient woman, as am I. Would love to win this as I am elderly, have a hard time getting up and down off the floor, and having this would allow me to be freer to do what I love, refinishing my own furniture, as you have done. Thank you for the opportunity!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You have to be to do what we do. Bless your heart! 😀 I wish I could send one to each of you.

      August 24, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • Sarah T

    Those countertops look amazing. And I love the 2 toned look of the barstools! I do a similar finish on multiple pieces for my own house. That sprayer would be a huge help!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure would be. Hope you win!

      August 24, 2017 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Helen Boltin

    I am loving your kitchen and can’t wait to see the finished reveal. By the way, I believe it was Gomer on the Andy Griffith show who said SHAZAM! LOL

    August 24, 2017 at 8:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You got it!! I would love to send you a prize. Send me your email to my email larissa at prodigal pieces dot com. 😀

      August 24, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Brandi Bryant

    I love the progress y’all are making in the kitchen. It is going to look even more amazing. You have so much talent, thank you for sharing it all with us. Thanks for the giveaway.

    August 24, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Brandi! It will be so nice to be done. Yay!

      August 24, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Donna Gonzalez

    Love your stools, and the way you refinished them (as usual). I have one stool like that and have been looking for another for months. 🙁

    August 24, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Ugh…maybe get a set?

      August 24, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Debra Wise

    Love how the stools turned out. I have never used a paint sprayer and currently have to paint by hand. Would love to win the paint sprayer for the many projects waiting for me. Thanks for your amazing inspiration!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It would be wonderful for you to try. It’s easy!

      August 24, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Denise

    Your barstools and kitchen look amazing Larissa! x

    August 24, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so much, Denise. 🙂

      August 24, 2017 at 9:04 am Reply
  • Angie ~ Ambient Wares

    These stools look fabulous! I have no idea how on earth you and your family do it all, Larissa. I’m always inspired with the amount of work you’re able to get done.

    August 24, 2017 at 8:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Angie. We are crazy busy and hope to slow down soon.

      August 24, 2017 at 9:06 am Reply
  • Moonalisa Crabass

    This is inspiration to do something with a couple of barstools I have in the garage! Thanks!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Barbara Brannon

    WOW! Love how everything is coming together for you – just love the look! And thanks for the chance to win the HomeRight sprayer!!! Have long lusted after one of those – sure hope I win!
    Thanks again!
    Barbara in TN

    August 24, 2017 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…I hear ya! Hope you win, Barbara.

      August 24, 2017 at 9:06 am Reply
  • Cindy

    Love the color on the bar stools. Your ideas are amazing, always looking forward to the next one.

    August 24, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks for the love, Cindy. 🙂

      August 24, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply
  • Davonne

    Love your stools and your new countertops.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Davonne!

      August 24, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply
  • Rebecca - Knoxville,TN

    Love the barstools. I would paint a poster bed with the sprayer. Thanks for hosting all the fun giveaways!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Maureen Clipperton

    I would use it on my computer desk.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Judy Black

    Love your stools! I would love to have a sprayer to paint some chairs! Hate painting spindles…

    August 24, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are not alone. ahahaha… 😀

      August 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Susan

    Some years ago I inherited some antique wicker pieces that I’ve occasionally freshened up with white spray paint. Your handy-dandy sprayer sure would keep these old fingers from cramping. Love the new look on the counter stools . . . great color combo !

    August 24, 2017 at 9:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It would be awesome as I hate painting wicker any other way!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Lezlie adams

    Looks amazing, y’all have done a great job!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Lezlie!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • MARCIE LOVETT

    I love the color of the stools, Larissa. Sometimes you really luck out with “oops” paint. The stain sets off the seats beautifully.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I seriously am convinced it was put there for me. Always find good ones. Thanks!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • melinda

    wonderful!!! I love how you are getting things done around the homestead!! you are definitely a force to be reckoned with!! your kitchen will be a dream come true for sure!! Can’t wait to see ~

    August 24, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      More like crazy nuts who are always working, but I like your version better. ha! Thank you, Melinda!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm Reply
  • Joyce

    Love the stools!!! We have coffee bar so I need to update my chairs and table near by. Love what you do and how easy you and your family make it look.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I couldn’t do it without them that’s for sure.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:10 pm Reply
  • Jenni

    I have two high back dining room chair waiting to be painted. Pick me!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay! Sounds good!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Lisa Dickens

    Beautiful work as always and wasn’t it Gomer Pyle in Andy Griffith who said shazaam? lol I would would probably paint a table with the sprayer. Thanks!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so good! Yes, he did and I loved that show!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Drake

    I love the stools! Thanks for the giveaway!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Sue Carr

    I have a huge rustic cupboad that I need to paint crowding my garage right now. I would love to win the sprayer and make make it a quick job!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure would make it a breeze!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Barb B.

    Your bar stools look awesome and I can’t wait to see the countertops. We’ll soon be starting our kitchen makeover. Hope it isn’t two years as I’d be crazy and that’s without kids!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Most sane people don’t take this long. haha!! We had many setback, but that’s life. Happy we can do anything at all.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • julie boston

    Looking amazing! I love the barstools. I lucked into finding two directors chairs counter height at a thrift store a few years back for our kitchen.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a sweet score!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • gwen

    these stools look great and you make it look so easy! uh, oh! you have a basement????

    August 24, 2017 at 10:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…a teeny tiny hole in the ground that someone added at some point. But…we still have one and am happy for that.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply
  • Carol S

    My kitchen has been taking awhile too. Instead of cold weather, I have the opposite in Florida. Got too hot and too humid too fast to paint my cabinets. Getting close to better weather here for fine finish painting, so I’m excited to maybe have a new paint sprayer to use. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the way the bar stools turned out. Love that combo of paint and stain. Great job!

    August 24, 2017 at 10:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s kinda our thing. It’s either been one thing or another and without a large workshop we are dependent on weather. Hang in there!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Barb B.

    Here’s a link to your wondering who said “Shazam!” I remembered hearing but couldn’t place it. Now I remember! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam!_(TV_series)

    August 24, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun! I attribute it to Gomer Pyle as he was the first one I heard say it.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • Becky

    Your countertops are looking beautiful. My dinning room table, buffet and china cabinet are in need of a makeover. Winning the sprayer sure would help.

    August 24, 2017 at 10:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure would make them easier. Yay

      August 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • Jane

    That wood is beautiful! You will have the prettiest countertops around. Thanks for the give aways. You are so generous.

    August 24, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I will take any countertops at this point. ha! Thank you, Jane.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • Anya Mathis

    You are amazing. Everything you touch comes to life!

    August 24, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Well, aren’t you the sweetest?! Thank you.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • Terry P

    Love your bar stools!!! I have a small storage bench and a dining room hutch waiting to be redone…that awesome sprayer would make finishing them so much easier. Thanks for the chance.

    August 24, 2017 at 10:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, that sounds good!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • Darlene

    Larissa you do such great work! The stools turned out beautiful. Look lovely in your new kitchen. Your counter tops are going to be terrific. I love using reclaimed wood. We did our family room panelling out of pine from one tree. Also our son did a family room floor from a redwood tree cut down on our farm. Keep up your good work👍

    August 24, 2017 at 11:30 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What a fun project with many memories for you. It’s the best!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Maria

    The stools look amazing. I’m going to borrow your idea and paint mine just like that. 😉

    August 24, 2017 at 11:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How awesome to hear! Thank you and have fun. 😉

      August 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Donna Marchlewski

    I would paint my patio furniture.

    August 24, 2017 at 11:55 am Reply
  • Tracy Ann

    I like the stain and paint combo of your stools. They look great in your kitchen.

    August 24, 2017 at 11:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. There is much to be done with color scheme yet, but hopefully will gel with time.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • Susan Esparza

    Larissa, your ability to accomplish so much daily is incredible, given your very full plate. You rock!

    August 24, 2017 at 12:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so much for the words of encouragement, Susan. It means much.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • Marie

    So excited to see those counters installed and the final kitchen reveal. Your stools look fabulous, Larissa!

    August 24, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You and me both, girl! I just want any counter. 😀

      August 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • Julie Briones

    These are just lovely! LOVE the paint color on the legs. I believe Suzy at Worthing Court uses a similar color (with a name 😉 ) Thanks for sharing!

    August 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Leiah

    I’d love to be able to finally finish a corner cabinet for our master bath. You know, since we didn’t think about adding a linen closet when we designed the house.

    August 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Your home sounds like ours, just needs fine tuning.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm Reply
  • Cathy Hensley

    Larissa! I have the same stools! And I think three! Guess what I’m going to do with them?!
    Thanks for the inventiveness (?word?). Always great ideas.

    August 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • Susan Moon

    Found your blog through Confessionss of a serial day’s. Love the stools and have been looking for a good sprayer. Thanks for the inspiration!

    August 24, 2017 at 1:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How awesome to have you. Thanks!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Christine Long

    I have wanted a Home Right sprayer For.Ev.Er! Your project always look good.

    August 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I hear ya! They are so nice to have.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Donna

    It’s beautiful! You are an inspiration to me. Thanks!

    August 24, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply
  • Sandy Koenig

    The stools turned out great. You always inspire me. I think I would love to tackle my porch furniture if I win the sprayer.

    August 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That would be a perfect project for the sprayer. Hope you win!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Gayle Burton

    I have SO many projects lined up to work on – I think my first would be painting twin headboards my hubby made when our girls were small. Now they’re set up for the grandkids to sleep in and they need a fresh look!

    August 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      What fun for all!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    These stools look great! It really gives me hope for some of my projects that have had to be on the back burner for too long.

    August 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I totally hear you. Such fun!

      August 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Ann Briggs

    The bar stool makeover is wonderful! Can’t wait to see your finished kitchen. I would love to have that paint sprayer to use on a antique wicker rocker I purchased at a thrift store. I know that sprayer would do a marvelous job giving a beautiful even finish to the wicker and save time!

    August 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      When it is done I most likely will fall over and faint. ha! Thanks, Ann.

      August 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Deb

    The bar stools came out lovely! What a difference a little TLC can do! My Kitchen cabinets are in needs of some TLC!

    August 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply
  • kimmylouwho

    nice job on those stools; the kids will love them! And I really like your reclaimed wood peninsula. It is going to be a beautiful kitchen when completed! Hope I win the sprayer too!

    August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, we hope so too.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:48 am Reply
  • Will G

    I would tackle planters.

    August 24, 2017 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    Love the looks of your bar stool make over.
    I do have a curbside table that needs to be done.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

    August 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • Judy Newell

    Larissa,
    Every time you use that sprayer in your blogs, I am envious! Your Kitchen is coming along nicely and it will be well worth all of the time and effort when you are done. Keep up the great blogs!

    August 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You gotta get yourself one, Judy!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:48 am Reply
  • Kelly Youngblood

    The bar stools came out great, Larissa and the soon to be installed countertops look fabulous too. I’m so hoping that you have an upcoming blog post on that peninsula — one word, shazam!

    August 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It sure is a long time coming, but we’ll get there soon.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Joyce

    I also love how everyone in the family works as team and so talented.

    August 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      We are so blessed to have each other. Thank you!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Mechele Rose

    Looking great.

    August 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • Heidi

    Would love to have the sprayer to do a curbside table I have my printer on. Great blog!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds good, Heidi!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:50 am Reply
  • Alison S

    I have a table and some chairs I’d like to try it out on!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    I love how the stools turned out, Larissa! Can’t wait to see your new counters installed and the rest of your updated kitchen! xo

    August 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Jen. I am feeling the same – can’t wait!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:50 am Reply
  • Steve Weber

    Those stools are amazing!!

    We would use the sprayer on some old furniture to give it some life.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:07 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Steve. We had a blast…literally!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:50 am Reply
  • Rachel

    I would love to tackle a dining room set that was my grandparents.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Those are always done well with a sprayer. 😉

      August 28, 2017 at 5:50 am Reply
  • Kathie Gates

    Absolutely love the bar stools! The color is just the best I have seen. I would love the Home Right Finish Max Extra for a plethora of projects in my garage, such as the children’s chairs for my little granddaughters. I finished the table a year ago and they cannot use it without the chairs! Oh me, oh my. Also, love your blog.

    August 24, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks for the encouragement, Kathie.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:51 am Reply
  • Cecilia

    Love the barstools. They turned out wonderfully. I know your excited to get back to your kitchen remodel. Can’t wait to see it!
    Oh! I’m pretty sure it was Gomer Pyle who said shazam!

    August 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Yes, it’s more than just a remodel to us. Yes, love Gomer!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:51 am Reply
  • Chris Lewis

    Love the barstool make over! Would also love a Home Max Sprayer to attempt a diy project!

    August 24, 2017 at 11:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      DIY is where it’s at! 😉

      August 28, 2017 at 5:52 am Reply
  • Michelle

    Loving the classy simplicity of those bar stools now! Great work!

    August 24, 2017 at 11:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! They will serve us well.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:52 am Reply
  • Charlene

    “Well surprise,surprise,surprise! ” Seriously though, once again, a fantastic job!

    August 24, 2017 at 11:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…good one, Charlene!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:52 am Reply
  • Janet Kynerd

    Really likee the stools. I have carpal tunnel problems in both hands and a sprayer would make life easier.

    August 24, 2017 at 11:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Janet. Sorry to hear of your troubles, and you’re right, this would help.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:52 am Reply
  • Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    I love all things spindly so you know I love these!! Perfect at your counter! I know your kitchen has been a long time coming…it is going to be gorgeous with those counters!! XOXO

    August 25, 2017 at 12:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, me too! You are right, a long process and seriously will be so nice to be done. Thanks, Christy.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:53 am Reply
  • carol clark

    a club house id paint needs it so if won id paint that

    August 25, 2017 at 1:53 am Reply
  • Marti VanRavenswaay-Waddell

    Love the farmhouse barstools! ! Really like the combo of stained wood with painted wood — and the color used on the legs is my FAV! I can’t wait to see your kitchen completed. I seriously thought maybe I missed it somehow since you had been so busy with ALL THAT AMAZING WORK IN THE BACKYARD!!

    August 25, 2017 at 3:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…you are awesome, Marti. Nope, we are back at it since the summer days are flying by. It was good to get our outdoor done and take a break from the kitchen. Now that winter’s on the way we focus inside again.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:54 am Reply
  • Suzanne

    Amazing as usual. I think I’d end up painting everything wooden. 😁

    August 25, 2017 at 5:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha!! That’s awesome!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:54 am Reply
  • Brenda

    I love the way these stools came out. I have a lot of projects waiting so I don’t know what to pick first. Maybe eeny meeny ….

    August 25, 2017 at 7:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I feel the same, Brenda. 😀

      August 28, 2017 at 5:55 am Reply
  • Becky Grenawalt

    Love the paint color with stain! gorgeous! I would use the sprayer to paint my 1980s era orange bedroom set! Thanks for the opportunity!

    August 25, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo! Thank you, Becky!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:55 am Reply
  • Tracy

    Love those bar stools. I need to get one of those sprayers. Looks like it helps finish the job up quicker and smoother. Take care.

    August 25, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, it sure makes a huge difference. Thanks!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:56 am Reply
  • Cindy B

    Omgoodness love the “reclaimed wood heaven” that looks wonderful. We have a cabinet that we used to use for an old CRT Television set that I want to makeover into a sewing cabinet so that’s probably the first thing that I’d use it on.

    August 25, 2017 at 11:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure is! Sounds like you have the prefect project.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:56 am Reply
  • LA Saiter

    My sprayer just died, could really use this one, love what you done in your kitchen makes me want o get started on mine

    August 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh no! This will be so nice for you to have a replacement. Hope you win!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Phyllis Gethers

    I love the stools and would love to have the sprayer. My husband and I are starting to repurpose furniture and it would be a blessing

    August 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Go team! You will love this thing for sure.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Mike Bartley

    I just picked (trash picked) up a new stool and I will be using this color scheme on it. Thanks so much.

    August 25, 2017 at 1:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! Thanks, Mike.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:57 am Reply
  • nickie

    The stools look amazing! I’ve been wanting to try the sprayer for awahile

    August 25, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Nickie, for the encouragement. You will love it!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Kathy DeLacy

    I have 6 stools (2 each of 3 different heights/styles) that I have been wanting to do this to! LOVE what you did!

    August 25, 2017 at 1:41 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sweet! Sounds like the perfect project.

      August 28, 2017 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Ann Leavins

    The stools look awesome, especially the colors. My project is an old school desk. I have been putting it off because of all nooks and cranies requiring paint. This awesome sprayer would be perfect. I also use Varathane, it’s my go to on my stained pieces.

    August 25, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      We are tickled with them being done and things looking normal around here. Thanks!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Melissa

    I love how smooth the legs come out with the sprayer. Another great makeover. Would love to win sprayer and I can’t wait to see countertops.

    August 25, 2017 at 2:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      They sure are better than brushed. Thanks!

      August 28, 2017 at 5:59 am Reply
  • Gail Ebeling

    The sprayer is amazing just tip for everything your mind can imagine and no thinning product. The stools are now so updated such a deal. That’s why I keep so much. You never know when an idea will hit you. If you love it get it, later when you need something you never find it.

    August 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s it exactly, Gail. Sounds like you’re a kindred spirit. 🙂

      August 28, 2017 at 6:00 am Reply
  • Jessica Gipson

    I would tackle my vintage rocking chair. Love your project!!!!

    August 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds good to me!

      August 28, 2017 at 6:00 am Reply
  • Carole

    Larrisa, your stools turned out beautiful. I love them.

    August 25, 2017 at 9:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for the kinds words, Carole.

      August 28, 2017 at 6:00 am Reply
  • Annette

    I’d use it on my kitchen table.

    August 26, 2017 at 2:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Perfect project piece.

      August 28, 2017 at 6:01 am Reply
  • sarah mayer

    I love your finished project.. looks amazing!
    I would use it on a dresser I’m looking to bring to life.

    August 27, 2017 at 11:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for the love, Sarah.

      August 28, 2017 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Karen Simon Peterson

    Your stools look great! I have so many things around the house that I would like to redo and paint. Thanks for the giveaway.

    August 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you! My pleasure to share.

      August 28, 2017 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    I really like how the stools turned out! I would love to try this on my dining chairs, and probaby lots of other projects!

    August 27, 2017 at 9:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m sure you will find endless uses for it. 😉

      August 28, 2017 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Julie

    Love how the stools turned out and those counters are going to be GORGEOUS!!! I would love to win a sprayer, what an awesome giveaway!!

    August 27, 2017 at 11:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay! I think so too. Thanks, Julie!

      August 28, 2017 at 6:04 am Reply
  • Maura

    Looks fantastic! I’ve always wanted to try the sprayer but I’m initimidated!

    August 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply
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