Last year my kitchen got a makeover…

 I had planned to get new kitchen stools… but I just could not seem to part with my old, sturdy, been-with-us-for-years-and-years stools.
Almost everything in my kitchen is new and shiny. These outdated stools were one thing that held a sentimental link to our past… to all the years little bottoms sat on them… and little feet scuffed them…

 They held history… at least for me!

So, instead of replacing them… they got a makeover too…

Here is the before… they way they have looked in my kitchen for ages and ages…

Basic, functional and very worn!

The stool makeover is a work in progress… I get these great ideas (or so I think) and soooooo underestimate how long they take!!!

None of the stools are done…

Can you guess what will be written on stool 2 and 3? And can you fund the letter that is missing?
(To clear things up… I am also missing a “1/” for the wheat germ… it will read 1/2 cup. When I transfered the the recipe a letter was missing… I’ll paint those in when I get a free minute)

Like I said… work in progress!

I am hand painting each stool… very time consuming!

When they are all done I’ll share the tutorial with you!

They will be all ready for the next generation of little bottoms…someday!

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  1. says

    Oh I just these will look wonderful, but I also like the worn ones too. :) I think there are 2 letters missing? However, that adds to the quaintness of them.
    Thanks for sharing and Have a great day,

  2. Anonymous says

    Uh oh, Yvonne….isn’t it supposed to be 1/2 cup of wheat germ??? I make your granola every month!
    Terry in Milwaukee

  3. says

    That is eye-catching and a wonderful idea! I always think I can do something much quicker than it really takes, but if the results are as terrific as you are getting!…..=)

  4. says

    Well, as long as you don’t follow this recipe it should be fine:):):) I LOOOOOVE the look. Great idea. I am currently looking for stools for our kitchen too!!!!!!!! Just sent you our new ddress and phone #!!! XOXO

  5. says

    That was fun…I was reading all the comments and going back and looking to see what was missing…thanks for the fun/smiles this morning.
    I really love were you are headed with these great looking stools…can’t wait to see the end results…always so much fun ver here at StoneGable.

  6. says

    That is a cute idea for the stools. I get into some of those “it takes longer than I thought” projects, too. They will be great and you will be so pleased when they are finished. Good luck! Yvonne, I had to give up my Cozy Home Scenes blog because of a threat of legal action from a large company. I have started over with a new blog, A COZY PLACE CALLED HOME. I am starting from scratch so I hope all my old friends will come over with me. Hope to see you there!————- Shannon

  7. says

    Clever idea for stools you practically see everywhere…even if we don’t have them ourselves. And it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who underestimates how long a “painting project takes”:) Beautiful job!

  8. says

    I love them! I can’t believe you’re hand painting them…awesome! How do you do all that you do? Honestly, I think I need a study in time management. :) Can’t wait to see the finished products.


  9. says

    Loving your work in progress, they will be so awesome when you are finished. Like you, I tend to underestimate the amount of time needed to complete a project, after all, it is complete when I dream it up!!

  10. says

    This is a SUPER cool idea!!!!!! I love it! I can only imagine how much time and attention to detail it is taking, but it will be SO worth it in the end for custom stools! I tried to pin it, but apparently I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m not very adept at pinning. If I figure it out though, this is SO going on my Pinterest thingy!

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