Gold Dipped Bar Stools

Another item for my daughter’s nursery…these gold dipped bar stools!!  I know that I took pictures of these in the kitchen but you can see them much better like this.  You’ll see them in her room for the full reveal.  Can any of you guess the theme of her room?

gold dipped painted barstools

I, like probably many of you, have some of these old basic bar stools.  These were very popular in the 90′s I think.  But I inherited these from my in-laws and actually still have two more which serve me as a sawing station.

Photo3

I painted these a raspberry pink, since that is one of my daughter’s room colors.  But once the theme revealed itself to me (which is another story), I decided to add the gold.

gold painted barstool seats

Wow…didn’t it turn out just perfect?  These are simply amazing.  I think anything dipped in gold makes it that much more fabulous.  And it really works for the theme which truthfully I’m DYING to share with you.  But {breathe} let’s just wait until the final reveal.  Because I have many more awesome projects to show you before the final show.

gold dipped bar stool legs

Here is how I did it: Supplies:

  • Gold spray paint (I used Krylon)
  • Cardboard
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Exact-o Knife
  • Large pieces of craft paper

Photo1 After you’ve painted the bar stool the color of your choice and let it fully dry, wrap the stool legs in the craft paper.  Then spray the top of the stool with the gold spray paint. Photo2 After you’ve sprayed the top in a few coats and let it dry, flip the stool over.  Measure the spot where you want the gold dip to stop and tape it.  Repeat the same with all the legs so they will all be uniform. The next part is important:  Cut out a square of cardboard about 10×10.  Then trace the leg in the middle of the cardboard and cut it out with an exacto knife.  Slide the leg down the hole and then you can spray without worrying about your spray paint getting on anything else.  But you must let the spray paint dry fully before taking off the cardboard or else it will smear the paint.  Repeat with all the legs. Photo4 Seal your stools with your poly/wax of choice.  And done!

gold dipped barstools

I thought this was a fun way to jazz up these old tired stools.  I don’t use them as stools but rather as side tables.  And like I said, they REALLY fit the theme and add so much.  Yay!  Are you a fan of the gold dipped look? Check out the other items from her room:

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Comments

  1. I’m a fan of gold dipped too! They look fantastic :)

  2. These are super cute! Love the pink with it too :)

  3. Those are absolutely Fabulous! Great Job!

  4. Super cute, thanks for the tutorial, I never would of thought of doing it this way. Sometimes the most obvious evades me.

  5. oh, those are cute!!!! i love the color combos

  6. How cool is that?! I thought you had a can of paint you had to “dip” them into— lol– here comes spray paint- rock on! Love the raspberry pink too, great combo!

    Kudos!

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching :)

    Visiting from Your Weekend WrapUp Party@Tatertot & Jello linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    My Party Project This Week

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Yes, it’s a bit misleading I know but this is how to get the gold-dipped look without actually having to dip it into paint (which is a VERY tedious thing to do!)

  7. What a fabulous makeover! I love the color and the gold just sets it off! Too cute! Pinning these!

  8. These are SO darling.
    When I saw them, I immediately loved em’.
    Pinned to store your idea :)
    If I do it, I’ll make sure and reference you!!
    I just LOVE them :)))

  9. These are just SO stylish now! Love em! Pinning!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  10. These are super cute Heidi! Saw them on Roadkill Rescue, and now following :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

  11. Oh my gosh those are so fun Heidi.

  12. Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the nursery!

  13. Those are so fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Love these! What paint did you use for the pink? I was thinking of doing the same for an end table I have.

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      To be honest, I can’t remember and it’s not marked. But I got it at Home Depot!

  15. That´s a FABULOUS make over!!!
    You turned some ugly stools into something cute and very glamorous!
    Great work!
    We´ve made a post about it on the blog:
    http://todiyornottodiy.blogspot.pt/2013/05/rosa-e-dourado.html

    thank you for this awsome tutorial and inspiring blog

    TO DIY OR NOT TO DIY

  16. Do you remember the exact name of the gold spray paint you used? I have been searching for weeks for the perfect gold, and this is it!

  17. Erica @ Craftivity Designs says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this project-so cute!! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday post. Have a wonderful weekend!

    http://craftivitydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/06/kick-off-friday_14.html

    Erica @ Craftivity Designs

  18. Love these!!! I will be doing this – this coming weekend!!!

  19. They are awesome! I’m going to do this asap, one question though: what kind of paint did you use for the pink raspberry color and how long did you let that dry?

  20. Love the bar stools, I never would have thought to use the pink and gold together but WOW!! What brand of wax do you use on your completed furniture?

  21. Hi! I just tried doing this with similar barstools from Target and couldn’t seem to get the paint to stick . Did your bar stools have a finish before you spray painted them? Or maybe did you sand them before painting? Looks like I’ll have to try again but I want to make sure to get it right this time!

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      If the paint is not sticking you need to roughen up the surface a bit first so the paint has something to stick to. If the barstools have laminate they will also need oil based primer.

  22. The stools are awesome. I love how you used the cardboard to spray the legs. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing. I found you via dwellinggawker!

  23. I loved the gold dipped stools so much that I tried to simulate the concept here https://hashtagdiy.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/gold-dipped-dining-seats/

  24. Loved your bar stool idea. They inspired me for this up-cycled chair. Here is the link.
    http://thelindeetree.com/hot-pink-and-dipped-in-gold/
    Great ideas!

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