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Love Your Space Challenge #12: Spruce Up Your Seating


PicMonkey CollageBonjour! How is your week going? Ready for a long weekend? Hopefully we will have at least one warm sunny day to go to the beach.  I just love the beach in the winter!

Thank your for all of your kind comments and excitement to complete some of these challenges.  If you have missed any  just click on a links below!

Week 1 Living Spaces

Challenge #1: Move a Piece of Furniture

Challenge #2: Hang Something New on Your Wall

Challenge #3: Style Your Coffee Table

Challenge #4: Add Fresh Air

Challenge #5: Style Your Bookcase

Week 2 Sleeping Spaces

Challenge #6: Change Your Textiles (bedding)

Challenge #7: Change Your Drawer Knobs

Challenge #8: Have Your Clothes Ready to Wear

Challenge #9: Dress Your Dresser

Challenge #10: Be Ready for Guests

Week 3 Eating Spaces

Challenge #11: Set Up a Tea/Coffee Station

Challenge #12: Spruce Up Your Seating

Challenge #13: Organize Your Pantry. Fast.

Challenge #14: Style Your Buffet/Sideboard

Challenge #15: Treat Your Kitchen Window

Week 4 Bathroom, Laundry room, and Office

Challenge #16: Make Your Bathroom Pretty

Challenge #17: Organize your Laundry Room

Challenge #18: Repurpose Something!

Challenge #19: Conquer Paper Clutter

Challenge #20:  Organize a Junk Drawer

Love Your Space Challenge #12

Spruce Up Your Seating!

This is a great way to make dining chairs or kitchen bar stools more custom or comfortable and give them personality.  Have fun!

Option 1:  Paint them. These examples below are a great way to add a little something extra without having to paint the entire chair/stool unless you want a complete makeover.

This first idea is to add a pop of color on some of the trim.  Simple and fun!

budget-counterstoolsvia Cuckoo 4 Design

These bar stools got the full treatment with a special paint treatment and seat cushions.  They definitely don’t look like ordinary “out of the box” stools.

Barstools27via Daisy Mae Belle

Gold dipped legs. Are you ready to hop on board?

pastel_pink_and_goldvia To Beautify Designs

Option 2:  Add a little more comfort and character with a throw pillow on your chair. Your guests will love you and your dinners will linger on!

www.pinterest.comvia Simplified BeeSONY DSC

My outcome:  I’ve been wanting to paint the top trim on the back of my bar stools a soft gray so I did. It took about 15 minutes (5 minutes a coat with drying time in between) and I love them! (UPDATE: I add a coat of chalk paint and labeled them, you can see it here.)

Sometimes you just have to be brave!  I would love to hear what you are going to try. 😉

Thanks for stopping by,



    1. Thanks mom! It was an easy way to give them a little more character. Are you trying any of the projects (when you have time)?

  1. Your addition to the chairs looks lovely, Kathy, and this post really makes me want to do something similar in my home. We’ve got some bar stools/chairs in the kitchen that are just dying for an upgrade of some sort. Great ideas!

    Here’s to a wonderful long weekend!

  2. I do need to be brave! Our kitchen chairs are lovely but they are very plain, so is our table. I think we could stand to do something bold with the chair cushions, I just can’t find anything I like yet!

    1. We have some cushions from Word Market that have held up for 6 years now and are really comfortable! It’s hard to make a commitment when you have to buy so many of something… (or are your chairs upholstered?)
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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