It’s past time to get new bar stools for your home. You find the perfect stools that fit into the decor theme of your dining room or kitchen at California Stools, Bars and Dinette Sets. Yet what do you do with the old bar stools? If you can’t gift them to a friend and your college-bound child doesn’t want the bar stools to clutter up his small dorm room, you can repurpose the bar stools into other items that you can use in the inside and outside of your home. Here are several ideas you may want to try to recycle the old bar stools and give them other functions.
Take the night stand idea and make the table longer while adding another barstool as you can instantly make yourself a work desk or sofa table. Use the tables as a new study area for the kids, an extra table in the craft room, or just a decorative table in the corner of the room to hold books and vases. You could also use several of the stools as the base and add a long slab of hard wood to make a dining room table.
SIMPLE DRINK COOLERS
It’s amazing how far a little ingenuity can take you. If you remove the bar seat and attach a metal bucket on top, you can create an instant drink cooler for your entertaining space. Fill it with ice and set wine coolers (or non-alcoholic drinks) inside as everyone can have a drink without impatiently waiting beside the wet bar. This is a great option for holiday parties, you can scatter a few of these mobile coolers throughout your home, even stocking a few with kid friendly drinks for the younger guests.
NIGHTSTANDS AND END TABLES
Just a dash of paint and you can transform the bar stools into instant nightstands and end tables. If you desire a wider table piece on top, you can attach another piece of wood, either square or round, to the top of the bar stool seat. Keep in mind that the larger the table surface, the top-heavier the nightstand or table will become even with wide legs as bumping a large table surface could make the stool topple over. Pub tables have become very popular and so you could make a mini pub table for the youngsters, with the old stools.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR PLANT STANDS
If you don’t like to drink or host parties, you can use the drink cooler idea and instead place dirt inside the bucket to make a standing planter for hanging plants. Place the planter along the corners of your deck or inside your home by the window where the plants can get plenty of sunshine. You can also place herbs into the bucket to use in your cooking.