Saturday, February 10, 2018

Counter Stools



Stopped in at Pier One the other day to check out their rug selections and came home with a counter stool. 



Isn't that always the way? When you stop looking for something, you find it!



They had so many wonderful stools and chairs at reasonable prices. I think I drooled all over most of them! 

Remember my inspiration piece for the kitchen I showed recently? This dish towel I've been hoarding for a few years...



Because of the dish towel, I knew I wanted to add more black and white to the kitchen to tone down all the gold-ish brown of the cabinets. 

This black stool with a creamy white top seemed like it would be just perfect for the counter. Most important...It's really comfortable!



We need three stools, but I bought just one to try out since I was debating between these with white tops or ones that were all black. Buying one meant I'd only have to lug one home and back to the store if it wasn't a good fit or the colors were wrong. 



I learned my lesson when I ordered three Restoration Hardware counter stools back in 2013. It would've been a much cheaper lesson if I had only ordered just one to try out instead of the three. 



They looked wonderful, but they were not comfortable. In fact, sitting on them for more than a few minutes was impossible. And let's just say the metal legs weren't good for our wood floors either!




It took me 3 years to finally call it quits with those stools, even though I knew when I unpacked the first one they weren't right for us. In 2016, I wrote about it here.

So back then a young woman on Craigslist got a real bargain on three Restoration Hardware counter stools, and I learned a lesson about buying just one of something to try out. 

Now we'll be going back to confidently buy two more stools real soon. Hope you'll join me at Amaze Me Monday over at Dwellings - The Heart of Your Home.





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14 comments:

  1. Smart idea just getting one. I like the white, but I kind of think all black would look better.

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  2. That is why you have to buy things when you see them or you will never find it again. : )
    Nice stool. Good idea to buy one to see if you like it at home.

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  3. Very wise to buy only one, it looks perfect next to the counter.

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  4. A lesson well learned, Sugar. I really like the looks of this one- it looks super comfortable. If you do end up with white spray them with Scotchgard within an inch of their lives. Don't ask me how I know this. lol xo Diana

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  5. The only thing is what if you go back to the store and they've sold out? Anyway, it looks good and suits your kitchen!

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    1. I was worried about that too so I went back yesterday and bought two more.

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  6. Good lesson! And smart thinking to just buy one. We bought five, and only needed four! Five fits, but four fits better. We bought an extra because we figured as much as they are used we'd wear one out and this way we would have an extra. Otherwise we'd go back and they'd be discontinued. We use our stools several times a day, and preferred them with back support. Got them for a great price at Big Lots. After shopping everywhere else in town!

    Cindy

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    1. That's a good point Cindy. We could fit 4, but 3 is best because of the angles in the counter. But, if one goes bad we wouldn't get to replace it at that point so buying a 4th might be a good idea!

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  7. I have also learned that lesson. The stool looks great in your kitchen, good choice!

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  8. Don't ask me how many times I learned that lesson! But I love the stool, it looks totally comfy and perfect for sitting at the counter and just enjoying a visit!

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  9. Love the stool! It looks great with your cabinets. And boy do I hear you! Lesson learned the hard way!

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  10. I love the black and white stool. Your kitchen is beautiful!!!

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  11. It's perfect when you find just the right thing -- that's a smart tip on buying one first, though!

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