Discount bar stools are always available at big retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. Unfortunately, these same stools aren’t very well made and are about as comfortable as their $5.99 price tag would suggest.
If you’re looking for ideas on what to do with your bar stools, whether collapsible or not, keep reading.
For less than $10 a stool, you can create a tiered plant atrium that’s funky and functional. First, look for cheap bar stools that have a solid, hard top rather than a padded seat. Then, cut each stand to a different height by sawing off the legs, but be careful that the stool is still level.
When you’re ready, strip each stool, sand it down, prime it and paint it with your own custom colors. Take your plant stand customization further with some beading or funky fringe.
Bar stool customization doesn’t have to stop at paint and plants. You can take it up a notch with decoupage collages, mosaic tiling or impressive beaded seats. Your funky design will instantly take that stool from discount to diva.
Discount bar stools make fantastic bedside tables. They’re small, sturdy and unobtrusive. If you’re worried about how it will blend in with your dcor, throw some fabric over it or a tablecloth to give it a softer look. If you like to keep a glass of water by your bed, you should use a hard-topped stool rather than the vinyl-topped models.
If you’re really ambitious, try reupholstering your bar stool and replacing the trademark vinyl covering with a fabric that speaks to your personal style. For added durability, use an upholstery weight fabric that can stand up to ongoing use.
Folding lawn chairs are cumbersome and often overkill as they take up way more space than what’s needed. Meanwhile, a folding and lightweight bar stool can be easily tucked in the car. Whether you’re going to your kid’s soccer game, to watch fireworks down by the lake or spending a few days in the great outdoors, a portable stool is sure to come in handy.
One of the best uses for discount bar stools is as extra seating for guests. For family reunions, local events, games nights or even as children’s seating for dinner parties, those stools can go a long way.
Instead of buying massive stackable chairs that are cumbersome and take up space, a folding bar stool can be easily stacked or hung.