I picked up these two wrought iron legged bar stools off craigslist about 3 years ago, and I've been searching for a bar to match them up with. This afternoon I was doing a casual craigslist search while I was waiting for the NFL playoff game to start, and I stumbled across a 1960s bar with hairpin legs only a few miles from me. Within an hour I had it safely in here the Uncle Atom crib.
Here's the bar and stools together, like long lost cousins.
I'm going to finally get motivated to clean and paint the worn legs on these stools and clean the vinyl seats.
The white formica top with gold specks is in nice shape.
Heck, the whole bar is nice. The ends of the brass footrest look like they should have caps which aren't there, but other than that, and reeking of stale tobacco, the bar is great!
There are a couple of hinged brass finger pulls on the doors.
The seller said he was settling his brother's estate and that's why he was selling. He said his brother bought the bar new in the late sixties.
I'm going to shine it up a little and leave it alone for now, but I am tempted to give the front of the bar this kind of treatment and recover the stools to match.
The only thing is, the front wood on the bar is paneling, with grooves, and I'm not so sure it would look right to add the vinyl padded cutouts. I don't know - what do you all think?