Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Ive purchased these stools about 3 years ago from Craigslist (what a surprise)!   They came with nice beige/sand scroll cushions but are being used on the front porch.    

Since we moved here almost 2 years ago now I have been trying to finish our backyard bar.   It's only a section of the handmade L-shaped bar my husband (a.k.a. Big Daddy J) made for us, because we couldn't move the whole thing.

The stools are black iron but all of my outdoor furniture is black (front & back yards) so I needed to dress these up a bit.   I also didn't want to do a cushion because they get soaked and sun bleached.   I didnt want to pack anything up in the winter either.

Here is my little solution at $0.00 cost

My solution was to use a turquoise Pier 1 napkin, cut it into long strips and then weave it through the seat.   I really like the little pop of color without added any extra bulk to the stools.

I used this color because my backyard color scheme is based on a Mexican talavera tile (which you will see in the upcoming bar tiling post) that is red, blue, turquoise,lime,cream,gold.  It is a terracotta tile so I use terracotta pots n platters everywhere too.

The strips were woven over & under and secured at both ends

Closer look...I like the frayed edges!

Here is me at the bar again (dont worry it's Pepsi in that vintage black square glass).....sitting on my dressed up stools.



God don't like ugly! Neither do I...so if you dont have something nice to say.....keep it to yourself!