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Gold Dipped Bar Stools

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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.


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

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you Shannon! I think they’re fun 🙂

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

  3. 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!


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    1. 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!)

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you!

  4. 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 :)))

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks Shannon! I love your blog!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks for the pin!

  5. These are super cute Heidi! Saw them on Roadkill Rescue, and now following 🙂

    xo, Tanya

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks Tanya! Welcome 🙂

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks Beckie! And thanks for featuring on Roadkill Rescue!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I can’t wait to show you!! It turned out amazing!

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

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

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

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  8. 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!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Krylon brand…not sure of the exact name.

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

  11. 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?

  12. 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?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I love Annie Sloan clear wax.

  13. 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!

    1. 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.

  14. 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!

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    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks! Go ahead and feature them, please include a link back!

  17. Great. After renovation chairs look like new. Awesome Simple DIY

  18. Great redo!! What brand and color pink did you use?!?!

  19. What height are these stools? Love them, thanks!

  20. Oh.. My.. God.. those turned out so amazing.. I’m just left in AWE here by the last picture. I’m definitely going to try this.

  21. So Nice! Did I miss it? What spray paint did you use, please?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Wow, hmm…I don’t remember. I only used gold spray paint and I don’t know which brand. Sorry!

  22. Can I ask how these have held up over time? Any scratches or flaking with the paint? I’m thinking of doing something similar, but wonder what the longevity is like with people using them everyday. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I’m not sure because I didn’t actually use these as kitchen bar stools. However they have held up and I think they should hold up well because spray paint is oil based and really hard to remove.

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  27. Now, I’m so curious about your daughter’s room theme! I know this is not it, but I cannot help myself – I’m thinking ABBA every time I take a look at these chairs 🙂 For some reason this gold and pink combination reminds them of the band.

  28. Have you posted the pictures from your daughter’s room? Would love to see them 😀

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Check out the post Vintage Circus themed nursery!

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  30. I love this idea. This will be a fun way to upcycle old bar stools. I love how you balance the gold seats with the gold feet. I want to try it with navy blue to match my decor. This is such a great idea!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      That would be beautiful!

  31. If I may ask, what product did you use to seal the golf spray paint?

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Nothing. Spray paint is oil-based so it’s very durable.

  32. Which tool you are using to make these desk. I want to buy one.

  33. What a great Idea – this will be my next DIY Project –

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I’m not sure, I did these a long time ago. It was probably Rustoleum or Krylon.

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  35. Love this Gold Dipped Bar Stools craft, love this furniture :))

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