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.
Let me first share a view of our new 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?
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 set from Walmart, but the price was still a little 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!
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.
The traditional upholstered look is nice, but I felt like it was a little too traditional for my taste.
I almost went with a more modern Scandinavian style bar stool. I love the sleek modern look, but it doesn’t match my decor.
Now that I’ve shared a few different styles of budget friendly farmhouse style bar stools, which one do you think I bought?
I hope this has helped you in your search for farmhouse style or coastal style bar stools with backs.
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