I loved the star detail on the back and the fluting on the legs (and there is an interesting patch on the front leg, that adds to the character!)
I sanded down the piece and decided to paint it a bright sea blue. I knew it would add a nice burst of color in the front bedroom.
The original seat had cracked, so I replaced it with a new piece of wood. After glueing on new foam padding, I stapled a layer of polyester batting and then the fabric. It's a leftover piece of Maine Cottage fabric - with bright blue and green dots that accent the paint job.
And what was the total investment?
The finished product - pretty sweet, don't you think? And what a bargain!!