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.