Hello readers! So it’s been a while, huh? Well, apparently Hurricane Irene did cause some damage to the Richmond area so the Canfield casa is without power since last Saturday afternoon. So luckily, my sister just got her power back and now I’m sitting at her place wishing we had power. For the mean time, I wanted to do this quick post requesting some advice from my readers on which barstool you think would go with our new (new to us) bistro table.
Last week, I found this bistro table on Craigslist for a whopping $40! These bistro tables aren’t cheap so I definitely jumped on this amazing deal. I don’t mind the leg base color, but I plan on staining the tabletop to a darker wood making it more rustic.
Stain: So we decided to use the Minwax Wood Finish Stain Dark Walnut. I found an image of a desser showing what the stain would look like. I just love how the dark wood contrast against the white so well. This is exactly what I’m going for. We haven’t stained the tabletop yet, but I’m hoping for this outcome. Besides sanding and using polyurethane afterwards, do you have any advice for me?
Bistro Table: Here is our 40 dollar investment. Gotta love Craigslist! If you’re patient, you’ll find some great finds there. The bistro table is the perfect size for our nook. Right now, our kitchen is unfinished. We still need to paint the walls, add some art and move the pot rack to a different location. I think once I get the table and barstools, I’ll have a better idea of how to decorate the kitchen.
Here are the two barstool options I’m leaning towards. Let me know what your favorite is by leaving a comment below.
Option 1: Cargo barstool from World Market. I like the industrial, rustic feel of this barstool. I feel once we stain the tabletop, the steel will compliment the colors of the bistro table. I also like how these can be tucked underneath the table allowing more room in the breakfast nook.
Option 2: Aluminum brushed barstool. I also like this option. It’s completely the opposite from the cargo barstools, it’s more refined and modern, but I feel it would look just as good. I do like how this option has a back to the barstool, making it more comfortable in the long run.
So, here’s my barstool dilemma…I appreciate your advice on this! If anyone knows me, I’m a little indecisive on decorating. So any help, would be appreciated! Let me know what you think. Should I even consider a different option?