Thursday, May 2, 2013

My New Kitchen Stools from Charm City Farmhouse

Before I get started with my post for today, I want to take a moment to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dad!  He is so lucky because for his birthday, I am gifting him my children for a night.... Ha ha!  Seriously, I am doing a twilight run Saturday night, and my parents will have the kids.  But it all works out perfectly, because I am going to get them Sunday, and have a celebratory lunch with my parents!  Yesterday, the kids made birthday cards for Papa, and I asked them what kind of cookies we should make because we were almost out just for our own cookie jar.... Sawyer said "Oatmeal so we can give some to Papa for his birthday!"  And he even had "Papa Birthday" hand written on his school agenda for today.  The kids love their Papa, and I feel very blessed to have him in their life.  I lost my own Grampa (my dad's dad) to cancer when I was 9 years old.  I am not ashamed to say he was my favorite grandparent.  I still miss him and I can still hear his voice when I think of the way he called me his "little chicken."  I feel so blessed and lucky that my kids have a healthy Papa who is so involved in their lives.  But I also feel blessed to know that my own Grampa is watching over my little chickens, too, and I know he would be so proud of the Papa his own son has become.


Anyhow, let me wipe the tears from my eyes.... geesh.
Yesterday I shared with you the color inspiration for my kitchen cabinets.  I teased you a bit and said that I just might have some fun stools for the island in the works.  And I also asked your opinion on the island color, but I am going to tell you now I only asked you that for fun.  I am painting the island white.... because these vintage stools are going to bring in a nice pop of turquoise.  And don't worry, after I show you the pictures of my new stools (actually from the 1950's) I will tell you where you can get some. :)
Ready to see them?






How fun are these?!?!  I will be refinishing the tops to give them a darker look.  The numbers on the top are just from the auction my friend and fellow barn vendor, Terry, from Charm City Farmhouse, got them at.  He has more of them as well, and will be a vendor at the Lucketts Spring Antique Market later this month, so if you want some of your own.... RUN.... don't walk... RUN to his space at the market!  They will be selling for $45- $100 each, depending on condition and style.  To give you an idea of what he has, I stole this picture from his blog...


WOW, right?  He always finds the coolest things, and has a knack for the industrial.  His space at the barn is always full of things I want. :)  Check out his blog as well as the Charm City Farmhouse facebook page!

And in the meantime, I am going to go cuddle with my stools because I just love them so.

Happy Thursday!


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48 comments:

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love them!!! Take care, Caroline

Storywood Designs said...

Those are awesome! Lucky girl!

Jaime Costiglio said...

Jealous! Those stools are awesome, that kind of industrial furniture is hard to come b, what a great find!

Andrea said...

You lucky girl! What a great find. Yep, that are going to look awesome against a white island. Happy Birthday to your dad!

reFresh reStyle said...

Don't make me cry this early in the morning :)

Love the new bar stools they are awesome!
Debbie

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

You know I am burning with F-ing jealousy! ;)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Ooooo....I'll be at Lucketts! Too bad I don't need stools! Those are wonderful!

Julia Konya said...

Happy Birthday Papa (that's what I called my dad, it's German for dad ;)
And love your stools so so so much. What a great find!

cindy the cottage chick said...

Oooo! You had me a turquoise :) And they will look really fantastic with the navy and white cabs! Lucky.

SmithShack71 said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!
Those stools are the bomb diggity!

-Angie

Cathy Wall said...

So sweet, your birthday tribute.! My inlaws always thank US after looking after our kids! It's a special gift for everyone!
And the stools? too amazing!!!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Is it wrong to be totally jealous? Those stools are sooo awesome! And of course they are turquoise! ... Happy birthday wishes to you sweet Dad!

Dana Frieling said...

They're great! Love the fun, industrial vibe they'll bring to your kitchen.

Catherine said...

They're fantastic Cassie!! Love the colour, and they'll look great with the darker stain. Your kitchen is going to be amazing :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Wow, those are all fantastic! I'm sure your special touch will make them more so!

Michelle Scheibe said...

Ummm, slumber party at your house during Lucketts? Or just slumber party at your house where I will steal your stools. I always like the cheap and easy route. ;)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Big wow! I love them!

The Bold Abode said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! I still miss my granddaddy. He lived with us and practically raised me. That man was a saint.

And if I had an island, I would be in my super sonic jet to grab those stools. They are increds.

Angela Santaniello said...

I am loving your kitchen plans! Can't wait to see everything put together...I think it is going to be amazing!

Melissa Skidmore said...

I dream of getting to Lucketts! Those kitchen stools are amazing! I can't wait to see your kitchen! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love the stools! Great find.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! I am seriously drooling over those stools. They are amazing!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great, great find!
Yes, white island...perfect.

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

Those are amazing! They are going to look so great with the cabinet color you chose too!! GAH - just gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your dad! I'd sing but that wouldn't be so good ;)

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Those are fantastic! I love them! xo Kristin

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Happy birthday to your dad!
Your stools look amazing, can't wait to see everything pulled together. Wish I was close enough to go to Luckett's.

Bliss said...

Oh Little Chicken, those stools are an awesome addition for your flock.
Bliss

Dear Emmeline said...

those stools are fab!!! love the color too! bonus!

Vintage Prairie Style said...

you can't beat family. good times, bad times, they are always there - even when they aren't with us anymore.
those stools are pretty amazing, and i am loving the navy cabinet inspiration. i don't know about you, but i'm pretty excited for your new kitchen...

Twice Nice said...

Sweet!

Ali Richardson said...

Awww, sweet words about your grandpa and your dad. Family is the best!
Ummm....excuse me. Stools. I love you! SO SO awesome!!!!!!!!! xo

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I can see why you would cuddle them…they are awesome and perfect for you!
Happy birthday to your dad….hope he enjoys his time with his biggest fans!

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno said...

Ohhhh, me likey!! :)

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

I totally teared up. Those kids are so lucky all the way around. Grandpa's here, and Grandpa's watching from a far....(and friends loving them from the opposite coast)......lucky. {sigh}

Stools - come on!!? Seriously! Could I be any more envious. Seriously. LOVE! Seriously. They are going to be perfect next to your over-hanging island ;) :p !!!

Rita said...

I was totally going to say, don't paint the the cabinets blue, paint them white instead...ok, not really, but I do like what you have planned though!! :)

Renee said...

I love these stools! Such a great pop of color!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love those stools too!! awesome find! Happy Birthday to your Dad.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Happy B-day to your dad! Love the stools. Really awesome color!! xo, L

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

love theses!! And to find them in this color is great! Are you staining the top?

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Perfection! Your kitchen is shaping up to be a winner! Enjoy your dad's birthday ~ xo Heidi

Jesse Bodine said...

I really really really love your stools...like so much...and I really really really wished I lived closer because those stools are so fab and I want to see what else is in his booth. Maybe a road trip is in order!?!
And I loved hearing you write about your grandpa and dad...too sweet...and I hope you all enjoy celebrating his birthday! ;) Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

pam {simple details} said...

They look just like you!!!

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

Love them...need them :) I have been meaning to ask about your neighbors that had the house fire. I've thought of them a few times over the last couple of weeks.
Lynn

17 Perth said...

Stop it with those stools! I LOVE them! They are going to look so crazy good with a white island!

And happy birthday to your dad, :) So sweet that you grandpa called you his little chicken...love that. :)

Charm City Farmhouse said...

Glad they found a great home! I think they'll look awesome against a white island, a great pop of color!

Miss Charming said...

LOVE that vintagey goodness! (Such a fun color, Cassie)

Kelly said...

omg. Those are AMAAAAZING. If I could run there, I totally would. I'd take them all.

Good Time Charlie said...

Wow!!! These are hoping to look so great in a dark stain! Love them! Happy birthday to your dad!