We have no problem acquiring furniture from garage sales, from the curb, etc. A year or so ago, J picked up two stools on the side of the road. We had another smaller one at home; I'm not sure I know where that one came from...
I've been watching John and Sherry transform furniture on their blog,Young House Love (http://www.younghouselove.com). And I knew when they did their daughter's high chair, one they inherited from Sherry's mom, that I wanted to redo these stools.
I struggled for months on the colors; we're planning to redo the lake house kitchen and I wondered about doing the stools in a color that didn't match.
But then I realized I could just paint them again!
Hubby surprised me by sanding and priming two of the three stools and we just brought the third home to work on this week.
I've decided to paint one of the two large stools bright yellow and the other a bright green (but not neon).
The smaller stool will be red, a Christmas red, since I plan on using that smaller one around the holidays.
We should be done with these this week and I'll post pictures when they're done!
If they come out okay, I'm thinking I already know what my next two projects might be....
Added 09/03/12: Done! Love them!