Counter Stools

Since we have gotten Buddy, we are opening and closing the back door a lot.  It has always bothered me that the door swings open right next to the breakfast counter, banging the backs of the counter stools and forcing me to shift them as far to the right as possible.  Now it has become too much.  I decided to search for new, backless counter stools that could be tucked up under the counter overhang, out of the way of the swinging door.

I ended up buying these stools on Amazon.  I knew I wanted to use the green houndstooth fabric from the old stools on the new ones, so I didn’t worry about what the seats look like.  Luckily, I had saved the fabric from the old stool seats to recover them for resale.  The new stools have a wider seat than the old, so I had to work to get the fabric stretched just enough to get them covered.

To me, they seem to look a little dwarfed under there, like they would be too short.  They are a couple of inches shorter than the old stools, but they are actually the right height for sitting at the counter.

Here is what the old stools looked like in the space (before being recovered).  Maybe the scale of the old ones looks better, but the function of the new ones is so much better.

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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