Evelyn wrote: I bought a beat-up foot stool at a flea market for $20 and spent another $25 fixing it up. This was my very first refinishing/upholstery project. I stripped and waxed the wood, then made a completely new cushion. I wanted to piece to look fresh, but still keep its vintage charm. I was a little nervous to strip the original varnish off the piece in case it was worth something... but I decided to go for it anyway. I am so happy with the results!