I haven’t written about one of ‘my old man’s’ recycled projects for sometime. The reason? He has been working on a huge project of his own. He is restoring a Cushman truck from the 60’s. Therefore I have been unable to ‘nab’ him for all my projects and ideas.
These recycled stools were a very quick restoration project and I couldn’t wait to share them with you!
Recycled Stools the Inspiration.
We were visiting a new to us deli cafe with a stripped urban vibe. Sams Deli Kitchen is all ‘bricks and rust’ and everything made out of something else. I noticed their lovely old bar stools. I knew we had a similar pair, albeit in a very sorry state. We bought them for pennies at a bootfair 8 years ago. I hastily recovered them with some Cath Kidston oilcloth and we used them in the garage where we have a small utility area.
“These recycled stools were a very quick restoration project and I couldn’t wait to share them with you”
Fast forward 8 years and the stools were languishing in his workshop filthy, ugly and ripped. However, after seeing the deli stools, I knew we could do something similar to recycle ours and welcome them back into the house.
I am in love with them, aren’t they superb?
This is where they now reside, taking pride of place in our kitchen. They tuck under the handmade table as if they were made for each other…
Urban Industrial chic at it’s best, not pretty but strikingly beautiful and all made using things that were laying around. The stools were unloved and the wood was rescued from a bonfire. I even like the brown frames. Brown has never been tolerated in our house along with purple (I was a teen in the 70’s when it was everywhere)
This is what the seats used to look like:
So what do you think? Are you a fan of Industrial chic? Our house is full of it!
December posts you may have missed…
- Mon, December 4th: November 2017 a Somerset Supper and 5 London Press Shows
Have a great week, bestest wishes to you and yours…