When I saw these white barstools go from mass produced white leather to chic Moroccan stenciled points of interest, I had to share. If the truth be known, when push comes to shove, I’m a little bit competitive, so I’m just dying that this isn’t my project to share. However, Amy did such a great job photographing and writing up her tutorial, I GUESS I’m happy for her. (Seriously, I am!)

Years and years ago, I did hand paint some awful design on some vintage MCM barstools that now sit on my porch like neglected orphans. It’s embarrassing to look out and see my feeble paint job. Oh well, thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then. Crafty types are now fearlessly painting it all and doing a bang up job!

Amy started with these disassembled plain white leather bar stools from

She taped on the stencil, masking the sections that would be a different color, and then she got busy.

After each piece was dry, she assembled the stools and they turned out perfect.

I love this project for three reasons.

1. It’s like the best of reupholstery without all the labor and expense (you can’t beat that!)

2. I’ve been fiddling around with Cutting Edge Stencils and I’m loving their designs (see my front hall)

3. She has not overdone that wonderfully sparse white kitchen

4. Her step by step and photos are just GREAT!

See Amy’s full tutorial over on The Casablanca Transformation. This is one to put file away for a rainy day.