i finally finished the revamp of the parket foot stool that i picked up on ebay. i sanded off all the old varnish, gave it a nice new satin coat and reupholstered the cushion in my very favourite ink & spindle print, kangaroo paw (this colourway seems to be sold out now. super happy i nabbed it while i could!). this was my first time using self covered buttons and piping but both were easy peasy and really make the job, i think. i scotchguarded the cushion to help protect it against sticky fingers and spills but i'm still pretty pleased that neither kid has shown any interest in it. yet.