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We are two house-loving DIYers now onto our second house. One of us has vision...and one has actual skills.
Design and working on our home are our major hobbies, whenever we have a few moments of free time not devoted to our daughter or jobs. We are hoping to share our ideas, triumphs and mistakes to help other DIYers and get new ideas from all of you!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ghost? Bistro? Industrial? Mission?

While I have enjoyed sitting on our $30 a piece stools from Target, I am excited to choose ones that really compliment our new kitchen (to go with the breakfast bar and to-be-determined 2'x3' workspace/mini island)

We are Francophiles.... remember our trip to Paris? And we have some classic marble in our backsplash and other classic touches, so I am digging these Restoration Hardware French Cafe Stools. Classic, a back is always more comfy than without, and surprisingly affordable for Restoration Hardware.  They look like this, but with longer legs:

I also LOVE the fact that these come in green!  But are super pricey...

Then there is the slightly more industrial look - and only $80 for BOTH!

They also come in plain metal.

These are a classic choice that pop up in magazines all the time.
Around $200 for the pair.

I do love these Ribbon Stools from West Elm
As well as their Industrial Stool

Though I did sit on both at the store, and the Ribbon was more comfy.

Crate & Barrel has several likable options, though there is no bargain-hunting happening there...

I don't want to splurge and spend 500 bucks on these things...NOT our "forever" kitchen! But, I do want them to really add something to the space...thoughts?  Find any others we should consider? Bonus points for finding great bargains :)


  1. Did you see the stools they went with on the young house love blog? The bought them from a school supply catalog:

  2. Ha! I did see those..but home is where I go to get away from science education :)

  3. Interior-deluxe accessories!! Very nice stools! Love the colored ones!