I picked up this vintage metal step stool at the World's Longest Garage Sale.
It didn't look like this when I bought it.
This is what it looked like, a hot mess!
I started by removing the dated vinyl, or whatever it was, from the chair.
I used Goo Gone to remove the residue.
Most of it came off pretty easy. I used a little more elbow grease to remove the rest.
I found this Krylon Spray Paint in Banner Red. It very closely matched the original color. I had intended on painting it red before I knew the original color.
I didn't get a picture of the chair after it was painted, but it took two cans of the spray paint.
I found this vinyl stair tread at Lowe's.
I traced the area I wanted covered on each step and used this pattern to cut the vinyl.
I used a foam board to form the backing for the one inch foam padding for the chair seat and back.
The back is curved, so I scored the foam board to fit the curve.
The material I chose is a blue and white ticking which I tea dyed.
I pinned the fabric to the board before gluing it with E6000.
I made piping to go around each pad.
I then glued and pinned the piping around the edges of each pad.
I used Contact Cement to apply the pads to the seat.
I also used the Contact Cement to apply the treads to the steps.
Now it's ready for the Makers and Doers Fair, Weekend in the Country.