Our New Barstools


While building our house I planned to use the extra chairs from our bar height table at the kitchen island bar so they’d be within easy reach if we needed to add a few seats.  Unfortunately, we soon realized that they weren’t high enough to be used at the bar unless we wanted every adult to feel like they were sitting at the kiddie table!  So the hunt began for a set of barstools.  I found an option at Target that I liked and purchased one to bring home and test out.  It turned out to be the perfect fit and was pretty darn comfy, but with a price tag of $117 each (Alaska price)  I wasn’t about to buy all the stools at once.  About a month later the chairs went on sale and I found that the store would price match the website, so I picked up another for around $90.  That gave us two spots to sit at the bar, which was enough for us, but it drove me CRAZY having just two stools in this massive space for MONTHS.

A few weeks ago the stars aligned.  I found a Cartwheel coupon for 25% off bar stools which could be combined with a store coupon of $10 off a home purchase of $75 or more.   Added to the website price match and my 5% off for using my red card I came home with another three stools for under $75 each!  And they even loaded them in the truck for me!  I think I sang the happy song the entire day!  Those of you who follow me on Facebook probably saw my ode to Target that day.

The hubs assembled two and proclaimed that four was the perfect number of stools.  I thought he was saying that just so he wouldn’t have to assemble the final stool, but when I looked I had to agree.  You read that right.  My husband was right.  Five stools would be too crowded.  So not only was he right, he saved us almost $75!  I knew there was a reason I married him. 🙂


But the most important reason these chairs are perfect is that they sit just high enough that when Luna sits in one she can see over the counter.  I haven’t been able to get a picture of that in action, but trust me that it happens and it’s hysterical. Just imagine a little kitty face peering over the top of the counter in this shot…



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