When my husband and I first were looking to buy a house, we were very excited about coming to see the one we actually purchased. I had seen pictures of the kitchen (which was already renovated) and he had seen pictures of the wood stove (which reminded him of his childhood) online and we were so hopeful that it would be as magical in person as it seemed to be in on screen.
When our realtor opened the lock box and took us in, one of us went running in one direction and the other of us bee lined in the opposite direction. It was THAT exciting! ”You HAVE to see this kitchen!!”, I exclaimed. ”Look at this wood stove!!”, my husband shouted back. (Clearly we had seen a lot of houses by this point.) But the real attraction to this home became the special feature between the kitchen and the dining room (which we use as a living room). The wall had been knocked out and an small peninsula was built. The openness that this lent to the house was striking…especially after having seen home after home of small boxed up dark rooms.
Oddly, we have never actually used the peninsula for anything kitchen-y. Instead, it’s most recent function has been as an extra changing area for that sweet-cheeked lady above…and if you can look past the lovely baby, you can see that we also set up shelves under the over hang to help coral toys.
But now that our son is almost three, I am excited about having him start cooking with me in the kitchen, and the best place for him to be to help me is seated at that peninsula. So I started searching for stool options.
John and Sherry at Young House Love were an inspiration to me, having procured these awesomely-utilitarian looking stools from a school supply store.
But sadly, they were not the right fit for our small space. Thus began the great adjustable-stool search of ’12. Here, for your viewing pleasure are just a few of the ones I found available for purchase:
(Industrial Iron Swivel Stool – Wisteria)
(Industrial Wood and Metal Corkscrew Adjustable Height Stool – Shades of Light)
(Cala Adjustable Bar Stool – Pottery Barn)
(Selles d’Artistes Adjustable Stool – FCLStyle)
(Vintage Toledo Barstool – Restoration Hardware)
(Industrial Stool – West Elm)
(Turner 30″ Counter Stool – Crate and Barrel)
(Industrial Mansard Stool – Home Decorators Collection)
(Dalfred - Ikea)
(Allen Stool – Ballard Designs)
I loved the look and the function of all of these stools, but they just weren’t in my price point and I was just starting to lose faith when I came across this photo on Pinterest:
Turns out she got them from Cost Plus World Market, so off I headed to their website to wince at what I was sure I could not afford and low and behold they not only fit my budget but were in stock and are now enroute to our home!!
(Twist Swivel Stool – World Market)
Have you ever used Pinterest to shop?