If you have been following our blog, you know we have already written at great lengths about the office seats (Moving Chairs posted October 1, 2013) and theatre seats (Now Showing: Kitchen Seating 2 posted October 9, 2013) in our kitchen. So, what else could we possibly have to say about kitchen seating?
Well, we’ve not mentioned the most important seats of all… the barstools.
In our search to find the perfect barstool for our kitchen, John and I developed the following criteria:
– Fun / Interesting
– Streamlined to fit our narrow space (without arms, and not bulky)
– Color and material that stands out against our walnut panel
– Comfortable, of course
– and priced within our budget
We found lots of stools we didn’t like:
We finally found a stool at Bo Concept that we did like. We both appreciated its minimalist design, clean lines, and straightforward expression of its 3 components: seat, tapered legs, foot ring.
John (having grown up on a dairy farm in England) found the 3-legged stool interesting because it resembles a milking stool.
Unwavering in our quest, we came up with an idea for customizing the stools so that they would satisfy all our criteria… we would paint the legs.
A custom paint solution gave me an opportunity to pick another Benjamin Moore paint color for our home (which I love doing).
I selected a grey/blue color called Atmospheric. I have been looking for an opportunity to introduce this color into the kitchen color scheme since being inspired by the fridge in our basement (Inspired Color posted May 6, 2013).
And for John, it was a perfect opportunity to transform a portion of our garage into a temporary painting booth (which apparently he loved doing)…
After three coats and plenty of drying time, John assembled the stools.
Recently while sitting on a barstool (a four-legged one, I think) at Commerce in the West Village, I ordered a specialty cocktail named “The Last Word.” When I complimented the bartender on the drink, he was very kind to let us check out the key ingredients.
Just one final comment… this is “The Last Word” on kitchen seating.
live. enjoy. repeat.