I am crazy about the Reata Counter Stool from Anthropologie http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-furniture/060019.jsp# for $189.00. I love the recycled wood top and the rope base. I think it would make a great small drink table as well. If you are using as a barstool read the reviews.
West Elm’s Industrial Stool http://www.westelm.com/products/industrial-stool-g292/?pkey=e%7Cstool%7C9%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C4&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Summer%202012%20D1%2B2%20Billboards-_-# is priced well at $179.00
Of course World Market as a version with an even better price point ar $109.00 here http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11108349. They are very sturdy and we are using them on a commercial job that I am working on right now
Wisteria’s Industrial Swivel Stool has superb styling http://www.wisteria.com/Industrial-Iron-Swivel-Stool/productinfo/W5392/, and has a great price point of $179.00. I used their earlier version at our lake house.
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I also like their Smart and Sleek Stool http://www.wisteria.com/Smart-and-Sleek-Stool-Short/productinfo/W4173/ for $149. Again I think it could use some “aging” (ie a few gouges and some colored wax) so it doesn’t look quite so perfect.
Ballard’s Dorcester Barstool has been in their lineup forever and for good reason. It still has a lot of style for the price. It comes in four color ways http://www.ballarddesigns.com/dorchester-barstool/13371?listIndex=8 and is a bargain at $139.00.
You have seen them all over the blogosphere and the shelter magazines.
You can dress them up and/or make them a little more comfortable. I have had them in my own home for over 15 years and I still like them. They wear the teeth marks of both of our labradors. Of course I managed to turn a bargain into something not so cheap by adding the cushions in the Michael Smith fabric.
World Market’s Cargo Bar Stools http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11108338. Set of two for $79.00
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Pottery Barn’s Tibetan Stool http://www.potterybarn.com/products/tibetan-barstool/?pkey=e%7Cstool%7C1
Word Market again has the biggest bargain of all at $69 for counter height. It has great bones but is a little slick for my taste. I would have to gouge it up and give it a sanding & waxing first. http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11888999
After that you would have a look similar to this