Vintage Metal Stools

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Back before stools were designed for comfort, steel was all the rage, and stools were made more for function and longevity. The need for cheaper products that eventually broke took over and metal stools became a thing of the past. But they still hold up, even through the test of time, and we have a collection of vintage metal stools that will be a great addition to your home.

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Updated 25/11/2022
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Unique Vintage Metal Stool

Unique Vintage Metal Stool

Trent Austin Design®

Created with a sturdy metal frame, this accent stool offers a sleek and modern aesthetic to your dining room or kitchen bar. The faux leather upholstery adds a unique contrast to the bold metal square frame legs, giving a minimalist and clean style.

$299.99 $184.16

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Available in two heights, these stools can be suitable as a counter chair at 24” high, or a barstool at 30” high. The low-back style adds a refined look to your kitchen area, while the delicate silhouette creates a trendy look to your decor.

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Stylish Metal Vintage Bar Stool

Stylish Metal Vintage Bar Stool

17 Stories

Made of solid metal and available in gold, gray, and pink colorations, these stylish swivel bar stools provide a comfortable place to sit at your kitchen counter or bar. The adjustable height can go from 26” to 35”, making them versatile as well.

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Created to be a true barstool with a backless design and adjustable height, these chairs offer a stylish vintage look to your home. The metal frame includes plastic floor protectors so you won’t scrape or gouge your linoleum or wood flooring.

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Retro Style Vintage Metal Bar Stools

Retro Style Vintage Metal Bar Stools


These unique vintage-inspired 26” bar stools are sleek and coated in matte black paint, combining a retro style with a modern look. The thick foam padding on the seat provides a comfortable place to sit at the bar, island, or counter.

$78.99 $97.99

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Whether your kitchen area is retro, modern, or contemporary in decor, these bar stools will fit in perfectly. The simple design is both sleek and streamlined to create a small silhouette with a big impact on your room’s design.

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Unique Breakfast Bar Antique Stool Chair

Unique Breakfast Bar Antique Stool Chair

Red Barrel Studio®

Offering a highly unique look, these simple yet elegant barstool chairs can be adjusted from 24” to 29” in height. They’re ideal for use at a breakfast nook or kitchen island, can swivel 360 degrees, and can support up to 250 pounds.

$113.99 $249.69

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Industrial Vintage Metal Stools

Industrial Vintage Metal Stools

Williston Forge

Coming in a set of four, these industrial inspired 30” vintage stools are made completely from metal and are available in three shades to suit your kitchen or dining room decor. The rounded corners on the square design are both stylish and modern.

$163.99 $252.59

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Being available in black, gunmetal, and white matte paint colorations, these vintage stools can fit into a kitchen, dining area, coffee house, or breakfast nook perfectly. They can support up to 330 pounds making them highly durable and long-lasting.

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Wire Mesh Antique Metal Bar Stools 

Wire Mesh Antique Metal Bar Stools 

CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan

As a unique conversation piece as well as a practical seating option, this 25” antique wire mesh stool provides a comfortable place to sit at the counter, bar, or kitchen island. Available in both unfinished and finished colorations to suit your decor.

$86.01 $245

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This chic chair is the perfect way to enhance the looks of your kitchen, bar, breakfast area, or dining room decor. The solid metal construction is stylish and durable, with this modern multi-functional chair able to support up to 250 pounds.

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Vintage Metal Stools

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Removing rust from vintage metal stools is a simple process that can be achieved using items you already have in your home, including white vinegar and aluminum foil.

Using natural products such as distilled white vinegar reduces the risk of damaging the underlying metal frame on your vintage piece, while aluminum is less abrasive than other products such as steel wool which are typically used for cleaning away rust.

To clean your stool, fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and completely cover the stool’s rusted area. Allow it to soak for 30 minutes, then take a piece of aluminum foil and scrunch into a ball, dip it in more vinegar and gently scrub at the rust in small circular motions.

If you have a significant rust problem, use a commercial cleaner made using oxalic acid and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Vintage metal stools range from 35” to 48” tall. Usually the same height as a bar stool, vintage metal stools give your kitchen or den an inviting, homey feeling that encourages your guests to sit down and enjoy themselves.

The tallest vintage stools aren’t suited to regular dining tables or kitchen nooks. They are ideal for kitchen islands with dining areas or bars. If you want vintage metal stools for a counter-top dining area in your kitchen, opt for seats within the 35” to 37” range.

Those slated to be used for a bar should be anywhere from 42” to 48”. Any stool taller than 44” is considered extra-tall.

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Best Choice Products® (2) Metal Bar Stools Vintage Antique Style Counter Bar Stool Arm Chair Silver

Add a touch of vintage style to any interior with this set of two stools. Those stools have a heavy-duty steel construction with silver, powder coat finish. Features a slightly curved backrest and footrest.

Vintage bar stools

Made of a metal bar stool in antique styling is an excellent choice for modern or vintage interiors. Exciting finish in unusual colors gives the interior a charming accent. The rotating seat with footrest is very comfortable.

Adjustable barstools 3

Unique vintage high back stools with an industrial look and outstanding visual appeal. The stools feature a sturdy metal frame and strong sturdy legs. It also comes with a rounded seat, made from wood, and a lower backrest made from the same. Its two-tone design makes it the ideal neutral piece for any décor.

Circa 1950s cosco fold out step stool

Circa 1950s cosco fold out step stool

An unusual combination of a folding chair with step stool is an excellent choice for children and not only. The metallic design and antique finish in turquoise shade look great and will work well in any kitchen. Very functional furniture.

Adjustable Stool in Industrial Finish

Detailed claw-footed legs, stylized T-tractor seat and handsome rusty finish define the unique industrial inspired style of this bar stool. Its seat swivels and is adjustable. Nice, vintage looking piece.

Vintage stool step stool kitchen stool

Vintage stool step stool kitchen stool

Made of chrome-plated metal, the stool chair is a great piece of furniture for a wide variety of applications. Beautiful red finish resembles retro styling to create a very original whole. The perfect solution for the kitchen.

Vintage industrial bar stools 1

Bar stool in Vintage style. Metal base is reinforced with support ring. Round seat is made of wood. Suitable for residential and commercial premises. Neutral and functional accent for each place as needed.

Vintage stool kitchen stool chair red

Vintage stool kitchen stool chair red

Vintage, metal stool after little renovation will be an original accent in your living room or dining room. Solid metal frame will serve your for years. You can decorate the stool by putting colorful cushion on the sit.

Vintage industrial bar stools 2

Vintage metal bar stools never go out of fashion, and the reclaimed wood used to create seats is as eco-friendly as they get. Stylish, these bar stools will serve you for years to come. Great for creating home bars.

Vintage metal stools 1

Old industrial stool becomes colorful extra seating

Vintage metal cosco chair stepstool

Vintage Metal Cosco Chair/Stepstool

Vintage metal stools

Vintage metal stool in a nice red color. Its comfortable sitting space includes a backrest for additional support. Its four legs are stable thanks to additional four horizontal supports made of metal.

Vintage industrial white metal stool 3

Vintage Industrial White Metal Stool

Metal Bar Stool Can Be Adjusted As Required by Benzara

It is a bar stool that has got a solid metal construction, brown finish and fantastic design. It is a great and comfortable addition to your kitchen and dining room area. You will be impressed how nicely finished this stool is.

Antique metal stools

I have a really old one of these. My favorite chair as a kid. I should fix it up. Maybe not yellow though.

Vintage metal stools

Vintage metal stools - guarante industrial appearance, raw character and durability.Particularly fashionable at this time is the finish of the powder coating. The round seats of these tabouret bar stoos also have their numbers.Pick your favorite and sit down.

Adeco Dark Bronze Metal Swivel Dining or Barstool Chair, Diamond Patterned Back

Bring more classic accents to your home decor with this beautiful swivel barstool. The frame is crafted from durable metal and covered in a dark bronze finish. Aside from lovely metalwork, the barstool also offers a leatherette seat and wood accented back

Vintage Bar Stool Industrial Metal Design Wood Top Adjustable Height Swivel

Add a touch of industrial style to your interiors with this astonishing stool. Its frame is made of sturdy black metal in distressed finish and features large screw to adjust height. Round wooden seat is swivel.

Tabouret 24-inch Lemon Metal Counter Stools (Set of 2)

Set of two 24-inch counter stools made of solid and durable metal. They provide great stability and are highly functional featuring stackable construction, powder coated finish and non-marking foot glides.

Antique piano bench with storage

Industrial Artist's Metal Stool 28" $89; love it!!

Hudson Counter Stool - World Market

The Elegant Counter-Height Barstool fits excellently for kitchen counters, bar areas, and pubs. Manufactured from acacia wood and quality metal, the stool features sturdy back and legs, and a comfortable footrest.

Vintage adjustable barstools from danielle moss home in rue magazine

Vintage adjustable barstools from Danielle Moss' home in Rue Magazine

Antique bar stools

An industrial take on a minimalistic and primitive barstool, made out of wrought iron with a round wooden seat made out of oak wood with a highly burned surface and an adjustable, screw-like frame beneath the seat.

Adeco Dark Bronze Metal Swivel Dining or Barstool Chair, Diamond Patterned Back

This kind of product is a chair that plays the role of a dining chair or a bar stool. It has got a durable metal frame with a bronze finish. The seat is padded, has got a round shape and is supported by a backrest.