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« on: March 01, 2008 06:47:23 PM »

My MIL gave us five barstools that are very old. Back in the 1920's, my DH's grandfather bought three of them from an old tavern after it closed (so they may be 100 yrs old for all we know), and he then built two more to match. In the 60's my MIL reupholstered and painted them. So there is a lot of history behind these barstools.

Here is a before pic of one of them:






And here are some after pics. The blue looks brighter in the pic but it's more toned down:



I love this fabric! I have some leftover that I may make a purse with.


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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008 06:53:41 PM »

I love 'em. I've always loved how people like you can re-upholster things so well.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008 06:58:07 PM »

I love 'em. I've always loved how people like you can re-upholster things so well.

Thank you! Smiley
Actually this was my very first time reupholstering anything. It was very easy too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008 07:00:51 PM »

Those are some really awesome stools and i wish my grandfather had bought them from a bar in the 1920's.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008 07:11:26 PM »

I love them too! I love the fact that they have so much history and can be brought up to date so you can add to the story as well. Smiley awesome job
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008 09:15:16 PM »

Wow, those are the coolest barstools. And the family history behind them...that they have been loved by three generations...so cool! I love the scalloped edges.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008 09:29:00 PM »

Wow! Great new look.  Looks way professional.  Love the paint and fabric combo.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008 02:18:37 AM »

I LOVE THEM!
that fabric is amazing!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2008 04:49:40 AM »

These look fantastic! The retro fabric with the stools shape, and the color paint is non-stop funky!  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2008 05:22:48 AM »

Beautiful!
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