Help needed - ideas to convert kitchen chairs into stools???

npfldmomJuly 18, 2005

I just found a great table top and separate set of legs that together are going to make a great breakfast bar in my kitchen.

My problem is that I love my hand painted kitchen chairs. If they were taller they would be perfect.

Does anyone have a good plan for the sturdy addtion of 6 - 8 inches to the bottome of chairs? Best idea I can come up with is big, ugly industrial wheels.


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Buy inexpensive bar stools and exchange the legs for the chair legs? Is there some way you might take the legs off the chairs and attach a thick board on the bottom of the chairs then put the original legs back on? If that doesn't make the chairs tall enough then you could add rollers for a few more inches of height.Or you could just make a table height breakfast bar! I always though I had to have a bar in my kitchen.When I finally got one I figured out it is very uncomfortable to sit at.Bar stools are too high for comfort and not easily moved when you are sitting in them.I much prefer a table height one or just a tiny bit taller than table height so my feet still touch the floor.....Lillie

    Bookmark   July 18, 2005 at 5:06PM
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Does your breakfast bar have to be tall?, couldn't you make it at a comfortable height to use the painted chairs you love so much.


    Bookmark   July 20, 2005 at 10:12AM
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