I completed my stool that I bought. I was planning on staining it but decided to paint it instead due to some imperfections in the wood. I used a rubber based paint so it has an interesting, hopefully durable finish.
I did the top and sides with a black corduroy that I found around the house. Pretty pleased with how it looks as I write this post while sitting on it.
I bought this stool on Saturday at a local thrift store for 5 bucks. Obviously it is in terrible shape and I see it as a good first project on refinishing the wood and reupholstering the top. I already have taken it completely apart, removed the old fabric, and I am half way done sanding it.
I plan to give the wood a nice finish with Minwax. Thinking about going for a slightly darker finish. I am still completely undecided on fabric, need something durable and bold. Any suggestions are welcome.