A couple months back I scored a great deal on some Tolix style bar stools. Target had them on sale and I had been eying them since they hit the shelves. The previous brown metal bar stools had seen their last leg. The padded faux leather seats were no longer providing cushion under the bum and the plastic feet protectors were gone. That's not a good thing when your five year old refuses to lift it off the floor when pulling it out to sit on. I was afraid the floor would start to suffer.
When I first noticed them in Target, they were more than I was willing to pay for new stools. The regular price is $95 a pair. I had even checked Garden Ridge and Overstock several times but they were never on sale enough. Garden Ridge sold them for $40 a piece, which isn't bad at all, and Overstock usually had them two for $100. On this particular day in Target, they were on sale for $76 a pair plus there was an extra 30% off using Cartwheel. I call that a major deal!
I had previously come across the same stools but in green in Target. If I remember correctly they were on clearance for $56 a pair. They must have been a return because I don't think the green is sold in stores. I seriously considered them. Since green was going to be a new accent color, maybe they could work. I even thought about spray painting them blue but then thought about how much the color would rub off around the foot bars. I ended up leaving them in the store because I wasn't 100% about them. I would just keep looking.
The things I liked about them is that they were one piece and the silver coordinates with the rest of the kitchen. The other stools were dark brown and got lost in the island. They are easy to move with one hand with the cutout in the middle. With them being metal, they are easy to clean and they don't wobble. I also don't have to worry about screws coming lose.
Since these are sold in pairs we now have four bar stools, one for each of us. Before there were only three.
I love how they add an industrial element to our otherwise modern kitchen. They are kid friendly and I don't have to worry about replacing them for a while. I would have liked to have found a nice blue color but so far I've turned up empty. I guess I'll have to add more blue in the kitchen in other ways.
What's your latest Target score?
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