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Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

$40 Easy Ikea Bar Stool DIY

When we first started building our home I knew I needed bar stools for our large island. I searched and searched for something that would go with what else I was planning and pretty much everything I loved was at least $100 per stool. My husband really wanted a back which made my options even slimmer.

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

We went to Ikea and when I saw these Franklin IKEA bar stools I knew they had some potential. The original gray of the metal would not look very good with my shiny chrome cabinet pulls and the gold I had all over the rest of the house. Enter spray paint.

I am a little bit spray paint happy. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? It’s just so easy and can make things look so pretty! Especially gold spray paint.

I’ve tried several types of gold spray paint but this Rustoleum gold has become my go to. (I can assure you this is not the only time you’ll see me using this.)

What you’ll need

This DIY is so simple. But it does require the following:

Some other barstools that can work for this (or that I would do something similar with!):

  • I love the adjustable factor of these. I also like the black of the seat a lot.
  • These are little more pricey but I love this style so much!
  • These are by far the least expensive option and are great if you don’t want a back. Plus, they’re also adjustable!
Directions

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

Start by unscrewing the back and seat off the metal parts of the bar stool. I made sure to lay them down exactly how I unscrewed them so I could remember how to put it all back together.

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

 

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

Tape off the parts you don’t want gold. I wanted to keep the little feet black as well as the foot bar.

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

Start spray painting! A few quick tips I’ve learned about spray painting: shake the can more than you even think is necessary. Regularly. It will make your life a lot easier. Spray at about 6-8 inches away or your paint might run. If you aren’t using the little sprayer attachment, make sure to note if buildup is occurring on the nozzle or it could drip globs of paint where you don’t want it.

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

I put the screws that would be visible back in after the first coat so that they could get some gold too.

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

Put your stool back together and enjoy!

Gold and black Ikea bar stool hack

We have three of these and I personally love the look of them in our kitchen. They look pretty nice for only $40 each if I do say so myself!

TOTAL COST:
  • $40 stool
  • $4 spray paint
  • $5 spray attachment (optional)
  • $3 tape
  • Total: $52

I had a few of these things on hand so only needed to spend $40!

If you liked this post you also might like this side table. I also did an IKEA dresser hack here! Also, no home is complete without some coasters.

An IKEA hack that will only cost you $40 and make a huge impact. It really doesn't get easier than this.

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