With yard sale season soon to be in full-swing, all of you frugal DIYers will be on the lookout for furniture finds that are ripe for re-purposing. One item not to be overlooked? The Winsome saddle seat stool!
I love these little beauties! Silently, they lie in wait under the counter – ready to answer your beck and call.
Surprisingly, some do not appreciate the Winsome saddle seat quite as much as I do. Perhaps that is why they appear so often as rummage – cast aside by those who can not see their full potential.
Well, you know what they say about trash being another man’s treasure….
Here are a few makeover ideas to get you started.
Look at how that tiny spray-painted POP just MAKES the ENTIRE kitchen a statement. Even better, is the contrast between the sleek cabinet design, and the weathered edges of the seating.
Rustic is not the style that looks good on theses stools. Here, the monochromatic scheme and nailhead trim give the stools a glamorous, modern look.
in my own style
Talk about WOW! DIY design diva Diane, over at in my own style offers a great tutorial on how to paint your monogram on a Winsome saddle seat. Didn’t her black-and-white beauty turn out great? Diane has all kinds of clever – and frugal – projects that she’s done around the house. Be sure to stop over and check them out!
Here, our beloved stools not only get a bright and shiny paint job…they get an entirely new life mission. Seeing a desk created from saddle seats has me thinking, “Darn it. Why didn’t I think of that?” Leave it to the Shanty Sisters from Shanty 2 Chic to steal the show with their innovative design!
a Lo and behold life
Or, you could take the cue from our friends at A Lo and Behold Life. Add a little padding, a fun fabric, and BAM! You’ve got frugal find that will have your friends kicking themselves for ever putting THEIR Winsome saddle seat stools in the “sell” pile.