I have been waiting to show you these for a month. It has been so hard to keep them a secret…
What do you think? Ok, yes, they do have some Kate in them with that kelly green. But, don’t those blue and white stripes just totally make them Ralph?I am in love with them. Really, I’m in love with every project I’ve done for the Summer Soiree Style Series. I have truly surprised myself.
Here’s what they looked like before:
After making my Kate Spade lamp, I knew I wanted more kelly green in my living room, and these barstools were the perfect pieces for it. I wanted the seat to be contrasting, but work well with the green, so I went for the classic Ralph Lauren navy blue stripes.
First, I took the back rest apart from the seat, cleaned them up well, and set them up in my super hi-tech spray painting station.
They got 2 coats of Rust-Oleum spray paint in Forest Green and a clear gloss topcoat, also Rust-Oleum. My go-to spray paint is always Rust-Oleum. Never once have I been unsatisfied with its results.
While the stools were drying, I went to upholstering the seats with white fabric. I had to put a small nut and bolt through the seat to be able to tighten it down once I got it back on the stool. Originally , the seats had just been tacked down.
Once the stools were dry, I put the seats back on. And where are those navy stripes, you ask? I didn’t have any navy and white striped material, so I taped off the seats and painted the navy stripes on.
I put Rub ‘N Buff along the bottom ring to add a pop of gold.
And that’s it! It was simple and cheap and now I have amazeballs Ralph Lauren barstools. And you don’t. haha. I’m kidding. I’m not really that mean.
The Ralph Lauren Summer Soiree Party is tomorrow! I cannot wait to see what you guys show off!