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Bar/Counter Stools Resource?

suzie5662's picture

Hi all,

I'd love to know the source for the great bar/counter stools on p. 51 (Karen Tanaka's "A Gathering Place for Family").

Thanks!

(post #175706, reply #1 of 10)

I'm checking into that...I'll let you know if I find the source.

(post #175706, reply #2 of 10)

Here is a question about bar stools.


I have two now, but will need more in the new house.


What do you think of mixing and/or matching scenario? More, like....I think I will have to mix and hope it will match.


 


"Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses"
Willy Nelson and Toby Keith

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175706, reply #3 of 10)

Don't you think that if you like them, then they match? 


or


You can treat them like heirloom sterling silver dinner ware--since the  way any one gets heirloom silver is by inheritance, it never matches.  The mismatches build up generation by generation.  If you can point to each bar stool (or pair) and name the fleamarket or estate sale it (they) came from, it's the same thing.


or


Mis-matched?  Whatever can you mean?  They look exactly alike to me.


 


 


 

If a woman is to have a well-kept home, she must have power tools and a tool shed to call her own.

(post #175706, reply #4 of 10)

hahahaha Yeah! what you said!


There is a store called, The Chair Store, and I am going there!


"Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses"
Willy Nelson and Toby Keith

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175706, reply #5 of 10)

Definitely mix and match. Maybe you will stumble across one that is actually comfortable, then go for a matched set. They can look quite matched if they all have the same cushion.

(post #175706, reply #6 of 10)

I have to be able to recover the seats for sure.


The parrot likes to stroll along atop the bar and watch me cook.  Occasionally he will scooch over to the edge and decorate by dropping ya know. Good thing it's a wipeable leather type fabric.


I was excited when I heard of this mix and match chair store.  That's my kinda of shopping!


One year I tried to locate a vanity stool and had the worst time. I finally just recovered an old piano bench.


 


 


"Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses"
Willy Nelson and Toby Keith

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175706, reply #7 of 10)

What is that third R in reuse, recycle? Mix and match has been my method for a lot of things primarily because, as Tish mentioned china, it ends up that way eventually (at least in my hands). As I look around, I rarely have more than one of a kind. Lamps, not in the same room and not their shades, and two sets of two file cabinets plus four dining chairs.


I'm serious about the comfort factor of stools. Some are not comfortable so you want to pass it around your family and guests for opinions. My folks have had at least 2 sets, neither of which I liked and ultimately they didn't either. You have to test for a meal or gathering, not 5-10 minutes in a store. If you come to a store with socks for their feet, maybe they'd let you try them overnight before committing to a purchase.


If the backs are ultimately uncomfortable, you can make padded slip-on covers in a cinch.

(post #175706, reply #8 of 10)

CTI, the other "R" is reduce--that is, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. 


If that was a rhetorical question, nevermind....


 

If a woman is to have a well-kept home, she must have power tools and a tool shed to call her own.

(post #175706, reply #9 of 10)

Thanks! No, not rhetorical - it's been on my mind for a few weeks.

(post #175706, reply #10 of 10)

You are so right about comfort. I wish I could find some with arm rests that do fit under the counter. Brush burns on elbows are so inconvenient yanno.

"Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses"
Willy Nelson and Toby Keith

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey