But buying all the bar stools you need for your family can get expensive fast, so you may be looking at a DIY option for bar stools (and I don’t blame ya!).
In today’s roundup, I’m sharing 9 ideas for DIY bar stools and bar stool makeovers. Some of these ideas you can build yourself with some simple woodworking tools and others you can implement into items you find at thrift stores.
I took these wooden bar stools out of the 90’s and into a fresh farmhouse style with chalk paint! These painted bar stools turned out so good! You’ll love this step-by-step tutorial for how to chalk paint bar stools.
Redoing an old set of bar stools is so much easier than you think! See the step-by-step tutorial for this makeover! The newly upholstered bottoms added so much color and character to the stools. If you’ve never upholstered something, this tutorial will walk you through the whole process and so you how to easily replace the fabric on the bottom of any chair seat. You've gotta see the AFTER!
Are you looking for some ideas to makeover a farmhouse bar stool? This easy DIY tutorial using chalk paint, white wax, and upholstery transformed these thrifted store finds. They found three worn wooden and cane farmhouse-style bar stools begging for a makeover! The bar stools looked really rough at first, but these bloggers could see their hidden potential. Go check out the after!
These outdoor bar stools are the perfect addition to an outdoor bar table. They are quick and inexpensive to build. This DIY blogger was going back and forth trying to figure out whether they should buy stools or build their own. Ultimately, they decided to build their own using for $12.50 each - way cheaper than buying new bar stools. They ended up using pressure-treated wood, which is the perfect type of wood for outdoor furniture like this.
Chances are if you are wanting to make your own DIY bar stools, you’re either looking to make them cheaper than you can buy them for or you are looking for something that is unique - that you can’t just buy anymore! This modern bar stool is the best of both worlds. It is made with hardwood plywood to save on costs and has a modern design that is SO unique and fun.
Sometimes the only thing an old bar stool needs is a little love and a fresh perspective. This DIYer took an old bar stool that looked like it belonged in a hotel conference in the 80s and covered it with 2 flokati (white furry) rugs. She created a sort of pillowcase/slipcover to slide over the bar stool. You won’t believe the before and after on this one!
Can you believe these stools were only $4 apiece at a thrift store? With a little spray paint on the legs and stain on the seats, they got a whole new look. She ended up using them as side tables on her patio, but they could totally be used as bar stools as well.