I can’t believe it has been a month since I started our kitchen makeover! A lot has happened in these last four weeks, and awesome friends, the end is in sight!!
This is the last project I have to share before the big reveal!! If you are new here, you can see what our kitchen looked like before HERE.
Today is Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday and I’m sharing how I updated our barstools, even though they aren’t exactly what you’d call trash:
These were a Christmas gift from my in-laws a few years ago and were originally from Ballards. Such a generous gift, and I was very grateful for them. They were just beautiful!
Our kitchen got a fresh new paint job since that photo was taken and the tops of these stools were starting to look a little worn, so they were in need of a refresh.
The tops were vinyl and were easy to wipe clean so I decided to stick with vinyl for this update:
The white is so fresh and clean in this bright new space. I decided to swap out the old nailhead trim for chrome nailheads:
They work nicely with the chrome cabinet hardware and new pendant lights:
I purposely took photos that didn’t show the new backsplash. It is all complete and looks so pretty, but I wanted to save it for reveal day!
To recover these stools, I started by removing the old nailhead trim. I decided to keep the old vinyl in tact and just cover over it. It was stapled in place along the entire edge and I wasn’t looking for that much work.
Luckily the look I wanted worked out great since I could reuse the old nailhead holes…
I inserted a new nailhead in every other hole. They are what is holding the new vinyl in place… no staples this time. I measured the new vinyl from edge to edge both ways and used my rotary cutter and straight edge to cut it to fit.
I started by adding a few nailheads to each side to secure it in place…
Then I pulled it as taut as I could in the corners, trimmed the vinyl as straight as possible, and then inserted the nailheads to hold it in place. There is one small fold on each corner that was unavoidable.
Works for me!
And did you notice what else I got done?? I cleaned the tile grout! I shared how I did it without noxious chemicals in my bathroom makeover post HERE.
SO much better! You can see how gross it was before in the photos I took while I was working on the stools above. I bought grout sealer but still need to do that.
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Don’t forget my favorite treasure-maker friends have Trash-to-Treasure makeovers to share with you today too!
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I’m hoping to share our finished kitchen Thursday if I can get it done, but if not, definitely by Tuesday!
UPDATE: Our kitchen is finally complete! See the big reveal HERE!
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