Faux Embossed Metal Bar Stools

Hi folks!

I just got home from a twelve hour shift in the ER, and I decided to bust my butt to get this Trash to Treasure Tuesday post out while it’s still Tuesday.


Trash to treasure tuesday

I’m not going to make it.  It’s 11:58pm.  I had to eat some Honey Nut Cheerios first, they were calling my name.

Anywhoo, this trash to treasure makeover was one I completed during my “I quit blogging and now I’m miserable” phase.  So glad that’s over.

Once upon a time, I bought one of those cheap wood bar stools at a garage sale.  Kind of like these, but with curvy legs.



Then…I was gifted TWO MORE.  How cool is that?

They didn’t fit my style, so I decided to change them up with some metallic spray paint, and add a little detail to the seats, creating faux embossed metal bar stools.

My idea was to give the seats an “embossed” look, with a number on each stool that looked like it was part of the metal.   Hmmm…

I cut out No. 1, No. 2, and No.3 out of vinyl with my Silhouette (you could use scissors or a craft knife instead, or buy precut vinyl) and placed one number on each seat BEFORE I painted them.

A coat of metallic spray paint OVER the stool AND the vinyl completed the look.  Here’s a first look from the front.


Faux Embossed Metal Stools


I moved the stools outside for better light.  I really don’t want to know what my neighbors think of me.  Especially when I’m standing on a chair taking photos of empty stools…


Faux Embossed Metal Stools 2



It was really difficult to get a good shot of the numbers on the seats, but I think you can see the No. 2 on this one.  They are much more prominent in person.


Faux Embossed Metal Stools 3



Here’s a shot of the No. 1 that is pinnable.  I’d love it if you’d share!


Faux Embosed Metal Bar Stools from Reinvented



Thank you SO MUCH for visiting!  I’m going to bed now!  :)


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6 thoughts on “Faux Embossed Metal Bar Stools

    1. Thank you Coco! I love our stools, and the fact that they are small and fit under the island counter. Our living space isn’t large enough for big beautiful bar stools. :) I slept well, and am good to go this morning! The ER job is hard, but it’s totally flexible and gives me the time I need to focus on my dreams. :)

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