There is no doubt over the years that I’ve made purchases that cause regret. From busted furniture I was told wasn’t (evidence HERE) to those I did know was damaged, but felt compelled to rescue (more evidence HERE). Today, take a peek at what I paid for, but did not realize the issues it had. Coincidentally, I feel an upcycled bar stool project coming on. ahem.
To begin with, I see the stool in a store and leave it to go pick up my kids. However, it dawns on me that it would be close match to a damaged one I have at home from my set of 3. (see their makeover in this past post). It isn’t until I get it home after asking my daughter to get it for me that I see the disappointment. TWO…yes two missing rungs AND the repair to the top.
The top isn’t so bad, but I’m boogered by the missing spindles. So, now I need to figure out the next steps.
First, I figure that I can at least salvage a spindle from this broken bar stool to fit into mine. Here’s my beauty by my kids using it like a ladder. tsk.
And, here is after I cut up and take apart the upcycled bar stool. Win-win! Now it just needs paint to match.
Next, now that I have the spindle issue figured out, I scheme what to do with the rest of the upcycled bar stool. Nothing goes to waste around here, that’s for sure! I pull out my jigsaw and cut off the base of the stool.
Then, I paint it and it’s good to go. Hang on and I’ll show you it in a minute.
However, before I call it quits, I want to make use of the leftover base as well. I pull out my Shaker pegs and have some fun with it.
Last, are you ready to see what I created with my “buyer’s remorse”? Check out this lil’ cutie…
Who doesn’t love a small stool, right? I tell ya I’m a sucker for them each and every time.
Last, but not least, here are the two bar stool base legs that I upcycled into these coat racks. This time, though, I went with this fun green.
Not only are the fun, but they are perfect for coats, towels, keys, tea cups…you get the idea. Where would you use them?
Also, If you’d like to own either of these fun decor pieces, you can find them available in my online shop.
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Also, more furniture makeover like this upcycled bar stool: