I found these stools on craigslist for $10 for the pair.
First, I sanded, primed, and painted the bases blue. I love blue.
I broke out the sewing machine, which was very dusty and sad. It's been a while since I've sewn anything. The kitchen curtains were the last thing I sewed and that was before Thanksgiving last year. My biggest concern, or challenge rather, with this project is that I have never sewn anything round. I have made lots of sets of curtains, I've made a crib skirt (when my big girl Lilly was in a crib), and tons of pillows. But never anything round. Here we go.