“Bar Chair” Redo for my New Kitchen

Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair Makeover

It’s not always easy coming up with a name for a new post, especially when you have no idea what a piece of furniture you just made over is called!  Maybe you know? Is it a bar stool? Not really…is it a chair? kind of. It’s a chair at bar stool height…bar chair?

Okay now that we have that out of the way, it seems like my kitchen is taking longer than expected. but it’s really just small details that are dragging on. The main stuff is done! I had family in town this week for my nephew’s graduation, so I was able to get the little bit of crown above my cabinets up, but that’s about it. I’m excited to say that all I have left to do now is caulk a couple of places and take my final pictures!

I already shared this rolling kitchen cart that I scored for $15 at a yard sale and painted:

Rolling Kitchen Cart Makeover with ASCP

You can see a tiny peek of my cabinets in the background of some of the photos in that post.

Today I’m  sharing this “bar chair” I found at Lucketts last Spring.  My youngest was having a hard time not  slipping right off the backs of our saddle stools, so I needed a stool that had a back. Ooh…maybe that’s what it’s called…a stool with a back ha ha. Anyway, I found this one for $15:


We had been using it as is for  a while, but I decided to give it a new look to go with my kitchen:

Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair Makeover

This is a super simple makeover. I used my DIY chalk paint (using Behr Cottage White) and ASCP in Duck Egg for the stripes.  A light sanding and a coat of clear wax finishes it off perfectly. My inspiration for this piece was another chair I picked up on that same Lucketts trip:

Chair makeover with grain sack inspired stripes

Funny thing is, I didn’t know what kind of chair this was when I wrote about it ha ha. I was calling it a “half chair”. Sounds a little demeaning.  Some of my lovely readers suggested it was a dressing table chair.

Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair Makeover

I used frog tape to tape off my stripes and removed the tape while the paint was still wet.

Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair Makeover

A little sanding in the right places goes a long way.

Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair Makeover

The other Luckett’s piece ended up in my boys’ bathroom, but this grain sack inspired stripe really works well in my kitchen and did I mention it was easy?

Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair Makeover

I had to take it outside (between rain showers) to photograph so I didn’t show too much of my kitchen! (Or the pile of dishes in my sink.)

Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair Makeover

You can see my Summer Hydrangea wreath in the background…here’s a better picture:

Summer Wreath

Here’s another Luckett’s find transformed that I did back in the Fall. (Blog lesson #337…don’t put a bunch of pumpkins everywhere during your big reveal if you want to share it at any other time of the year.)

How to Build a Headboard Bench

I didn’t make it to Lucketts this year. Judging by the looks of my garage right now, I didn’t really need to go. At least I did finish everything I intended to from that trip, I think. 😉


Grain Sack Inspired Bar Chair MakeoverI’ll be working on last minute finishing touches in my kitchen this weekend. (You know… the things I probably would never bother finishing if I didn’t have a blog!) If you missed it, here’s another peek…I shared this photo on my Facebook Page this week:


SO excited to share!




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  1. Carolyn Price says

    Adorable stool … chair?! Whatever, right?
    Cannot wait to see the big “reveal” when the kitchen is completed. Thanks for the little sneak peek above, Christie!

    • Thanks, Carolyn! Sharing the rest very soon! Have a great weekend 🙂

      • Carolyn Price says

        You’re welcome, sweetie. You have a great weekend, too! Don’t work too hard!
        The “peek” was fun! I went back and checked … and, YEP! I don’t think you had glass-door cabinets before and you’ve even done that, too! I’m convinced … you can do anything!!
        You are a marvel!!

        • You are too kind! I saved the glass doors for last since I was the most nervous about how they would turn out! Thanks for all your encouragement, it’s sweet comments like yours that make me believe I can tackle most anything 🙂

  2. Super cute makeover Christy! I am a sucker for white and blue…every time!

  3. Love the chair Christy! Can’t wait to see that kitchen all done!

    • Thanks, Nancy! It’s done finally! I finished painting over some caulked areas today woohoo! Just need to take pretty pictures. I also figured out my header issue…I had put the code in the wrong place. A little operator error lol 🙂

  4. Wow, what a difference! Love the light colors you chose for this awesome makeover.

  5. How perfectly lovely! I love the style of that stool, and you scored big for only $15. I love what you did, and I hope your child will stay well situated there. Blessings!

  6. I love this style of chair- it’s so great! Painting it lighter makes it have more character! I can’t wait to see your cabinets 🙂 Whoo hoo!!