so after we got the island in, we needed something to go on the end. we've looked at a few options for stools. lots of neat stuff at CB2, DWR, Crate & Barrel, etc. but i can't bring myself to get rid of these stools. so a few weeks ago, i found this
and knew i had a solution to our generic stools. so now this
with a minor Denacho twist. i wanted to create an unfinished feel to it. i'd considered a "dripping" effect on the legs, but just couldn't muster the attention span & patience to do that. instead, i just dragged the brush down & stopped when i felt like it. the scary thing is, i already owned the blue paint! i'd bought a sample can & used it in our hallway to paint one of the flood lines from 2009. i've only got 1 done & it's not poly'd yet - i had a little issue with that yesterday so sanded the poly off the top & had to repaint a coat of blue. i haven't decided if i want to tackle poly again. i don't have good luck with it. so i need to finish the other one & get them in place for a true After photo.see? i don't actually HAVE to spend a bunch of $$ on everything in this remodel! btw, tours of the faucet are still gonna cost you $20/person.