Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's Chair Booty Time!

This post is, in a way, a huge thank you.

A few days ago, I posted about our search for a specific style of stool. So many of you had such good suggestions as to where to look. And, thanks to your suggestions, we are now no longer stool-less!

Oh, happy day.

The day after I wrote the post last week, and as all your suggestions were coming in, the Canadian Tire flyer landed on our front porch. Usually, I leave it there. If you leave one sitting on your front porch, they won't add to the pile next week. I'll admit it: I hate flyers. They come in, we might read them, might not, and then they just hang around.

I'd rather they hang around on the front porch.

On Friday, they made it inside. The husband flipped through, pointed out the item of interest and, on Sunday, we stopped by Canadian Tire and picked up three of these 'shinto' stools in espresso.

I ate breakfast sitting on one this morning. 

It was divine.

At least, as divine sitting on a stool can possible be.

I may yet paint them, or refinish them in some way, but I'm very pleased with how dark they are. They match the floor nearly perfectly and don't seem out of place or in any way imperfect. 

The sweetest part of all this? We won the budget game! Remember, we were willing to spend around $50, and that seemed to be the lowest going rate per chair for this style of stool. These stools? $29.99 before tax each! We walked out of Canadian Tire with 3 stools (and a little tupperware bin) for just over $100.

Thank you to everyone for your suggestions on where to find these for cheap! Your helpfulness and feedback is exactly why I love to blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

(Yup, I know, I have one more set of booties to make! For now, we don't sit on that middle chair... in fact, it's sitting on the rug right now. I don't trust it's sharp edges anywhere near our already-scuffed bamboo floor!)


  1. YES!!!!! These are the ones I suggested! So glad they went on sale when they did! That's awesome!

    I love my little Shinto stool!

    They look awesome -- booties and all!

  2. It is! Your comment was well timed! Thank you! :D

  3. NK@StyleINGwChildrenJanuary 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    looks really great :) I wish we had space in our kitchen for a breakfast bar! Nice booties :)

  4. Amazing!! What a find...I actually like flyers, and I think our flyer person quit because we haven't gotten them for the past 3 weeks! Who knows what deals we're missing out on!??!?

  5. Tee hee! Love the booties. And the stools look great!!!

  6. Well, it does take space from our dining/living room... but we think the peninsula would have looked funny without it. And I love it!

    Thanks. :)

  7. I don't mind looking at flyers... I just hate how they seem to hang around for weeks after we've flipped through them. But, really, I should be grateful for them... they saved us 50% on these!

  8. What awesome stools - exactly the type of thing i'm searching for at the moment for our kitchen bench where we've had nothing for years now. I'm hoping to buy some that I can paint. That's how I came across your lovely blog actually as I was hunting for barstools :)

  9. Thanks Amanda! I'm glad you dropped by! Like I said, I got these at Canadian Tire where they were on sale. Perhaps they'll come for sale again soon! They were certainly cheap enough to justify painting.