We have a big bar in our kitchen, and our Daughter and husband used to have the same one in their house but when they sold the house the new homeowner insisted it stay and so it did. They have wanted one ever since. My husband built them one and it is just gorgeous! He took the dimensions from ours and built them one just like it. I told him he is in the wrong business!
I found 4 bar stools with highbacks and swivel seats like ours on craig's list and talked the guy down to 40 bucks for all four. They were painted a pretty hideous blue and white striped motif' but were in great condition. We spent more for the paint to respray them than for the barstools themselves. My son cut some decorative metal into L shapes for each corner of the bar and then i drew a sign that said "The Bair's Den" that is their last name now and they collect bears, so my son transferred that to metal and cut that out too. We sprayed those with the same rusty colored paint that we did the chairs and then screwed them onto the bar. It looks fab. I'm pretty excited to give it to them! I did the painting and oiled the bar after it was done and I paid for it for the entire weekend, so they better appreciate everyone's hard work! Does anyone have any fun things they are making, or baking for their families for Christmas cheer?