I LOVE LOCAL

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We recently invested in new countertops for the kitchen.  The old ones were a pretty fugly old formica.  I like classy.  I like pretty.  But I also like fun.

I decided for the counter barstools that we’d create something that celebrates everything we love about South County Rhode Island.

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I went with the National Public Seating stools.  Reason being – they are cheap and indestructible.  They are so well designed.  You can adjust the bottom height and back rest height.  They are metal which I am always a big fan of.  Let’s see my kids and husband break these!  Do you remember them from high school science lab?

Next I let my kids have at them.  I gave them a range of 4 colors for each stool.  The blue stool has 4 different blues, the red stool has 4 different reds…ect.

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They were pretty cool in themselves…. but not personal enough.

Next I we went through town and hit all our favorite stops.  Surf shops, diners, towns, bars, stores…we hunted for all the “local stickers we could find.  I next bought a 100 sticker pack of skateboard stickers…

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The back rests are what the finished project should look like – more local stickers than skater stickers.  The seats only have skateboard stickers because we have more collecting to do.  But that will be the fun part.  As we go to more great places, we will add on more stickers.  I love them so far.  It’s like a bright, happy piece of graffiti right in my kitchen.

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I even let the kids decorate the mailbox ;)

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