In order to forgo doing a renovation of our perfectly functional and happy kitchen, I've decided to try to make small changes. One of those changes was making the kitchen stools fit with the decor. They used to look like this:
They are basic IKEA stools, and I stained them green when they were in our prior house. They worked fine in that setting.
Our kitchen is black an white here, though, and my style has changed a bit.
Here they are now, many coats of black spray paint later, and padded with some remnant fabric from Joann's, batting and foam using my lovely staple gun.
They are the first thing you see when you enter the kitchen, so I think the small change makes a big impact.