Hello, My Friends!~~
Last week I found a very well-loved mid-century step stool/chair at an estate sale. It was the last day of the sale and everything was half off, so that made this chair a mere $2.50!
The vinyl of the seat and back was not salvageable, but I saw that the piece had great bones.
I bought a $3.59 can of semi-gloss black spray paint, $4.98 worth of black furniture tacks, and two square of high density foam on sale for $7.99 for both squares. I used vintage bark cloth on hand for the covering.
After pulling out about a million staples holding down the old vinyl from the wood pieces used for the seat and back, I cut the new foam to fit. Then I stapled the new fabric over the foam, glued black piping around the back edge of the chair back, covered the original vinyl-covered cardboard from the back with more bark cloth, and tacked it down the the black furniture tacks.
The wooden steps were re-painted including the rubber treads which we couldn't clean. The paint works just fine in that regard.
Here is the finished piece with the steps flipped up...
And with the steps flipped down...
And a close up of the chair seat. The fabric isn't faded on the seat, just the light from outside.
For under $20 we now have a fun chair! It's all about good bones, isn't it?