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Budget Friendly Farmhouse Style Bar Stools with Backs

When I redesigned our kitchen in our modern farmhouse builder grade home, I decided to do away with the “step up” bar. I was so happy I did this.  I feel like a counter height bar is more functional, especially with kiddos.  Sadly when we moved to our new home, I’ve had to get used to a step up bar again.  Now I’m on the hunt for a set of budget friendly rustic farmhouse stools for this space. I figured as I was looking I might as well share a few budget friendly farmhouse style bar stools with backs.

Affordable farmhouse style bar stools with backs

Let me first share a view of our new rustic beach cottage kitchen. 

Rustic beach cottage kitchen

You see the lovely step up bar? If I had to design this kitchen myself, I would have removed the attached bar area and created a floating island WITHOUT the step up bar. Hmmm, maybe a project for later down the road. For now, I will live with it and make the most of this space. Mostly, I needed actual bar stools.

During my search for bar stools, I’m looking for two styles: X-back bar stools or woven coastal farmhouse style bar stools.

The other requirement for these bar stools is a price tag of under $200 for two. It’s a stretch, but very attainable.

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If I wasn’t working with a budget, my first choice would have been one of theses lovely woven bar stools by Ballard Designs.  I LOVE the set in the first picture, but both of these have a higher price tag than $200 for two. A girl can dream, right?

Coastal farmhouse woven bar stools

On with my search for a more affordable set of woven bar stools.

Well guess what….I didn’t have much luck. I did find a few from Amazon that I liked, but the price was still high.

Since I didn’t have much luck finding an affordable woven bar stool, it was time to look for a more traditional farmhouse style bar stool.

X-back bar stools

Here are a few below that are affordable AND in my price range. Whoop whoop!

X-Back bar stool unfinished

Home Furnishings Somerset X-Back Antique Style

Becket Metal X Back Counter Height Barstool 

X-Back Wooden Bar Stool

High back bar stools

Tormod Backed Cane Counter Height Barstool

I love the cane back bar stools! Cane is trending and I’m here for it!

Swivel Bar Stools Industrial Metal 

I almost decided to go with the metal farmhouse style bar stool, but I think this style is quickly becoming dated and I’m already tired of seeing it. Too bad, because these are really cheap.

Cozyman Bar Stools Set of 2– faux leather

Swivel Farmhouse Bar Stools with Wood Legs and Fabric

Now that I’ve shared a few different styles of budget friendly farmhouse style bar stools, which one do you think I bought?

I chose the Target X back chairs! They are so durable, stable AND were a great price.

Update: These chairs aren’t available from Target anymore, but here is a very similar set of X back chairs.

I hope this has helped you in your search for farmhouse style or coastal style bar stools with backs.

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