You can pick one of these up at most big-box stores for under 20 bucks. They are not the most stylish bar stools but they get the job done! For some reason, we were left with one from a pair used in our last kitchen. We have no use for stools in our current kitchen, and of course, only have one...
I probably would have donated or let it live out its days in our basement if not for this post of inspiration. How cute and creative!
So, I decided to gussy-up ours too:
On the seat, I mixed up some paint colors I liked (it came out to be a coral-pink-orange-ish), taped off the legs and spray painted them gold. The hardest part (for me) was getting the legs taped off evenly (and yes, I measured) so the "gold-dipped" look would be uniform on all four legs. I also topped off the painted seat with some clear spray paint sealer.
And, it lived here for quite awhile as a plant stand/sorta-side-table in one of our guestrooms. Its tall, slender size works well in the corner:
the gold paint is a little uneven but not enough that it bothers me:
back to taping it up:
The greatest thing about this inexpensive stool is that I can easily change it up again. If I want to change the colors or move it to another area of the house (or even outside) - it can be done quickly and on the cheap!