I bought a vintage dress from a thrift store for the fabric alone. I loved the bright I colors and the fabric seemed durable enough to stand on.
When I had flipped the stool over, there was a hand written note that said - covered for Mary Duncan on her 81st birthday. I should have taken a pic of the craziness underneath. There was duct tape and clear fishing string all over that was used to cover it previously. They had covered the stool with a teddy bear blanket.
I used a staple gun for my recover and it was still a little messy underneath but I think some improvement.
I'm very happy with it and I loved finding the note on the stool. It took 30 minutes to do everything- cut out the fabric and staple it. My closet has 2 rods on one side and it's very tall. No way I could reach my clothes without standing on the stool.