It was rather sad and shabby. Not good shabby. I had spied these cushions over at Rosa's Room and fell in love with the fabric. So I whipped up a simple slip cover that just pops over the top. I was originally going to recover it, but thought a removable cover would be a little more child (or clumsy mum) friendly.
I think I'm having a yellow moment. When I first got married in '99, I jumped right onto the blue and yellow bandwagon... complete with fake sunflowers. A few years later (while getting into the pink and green shabby chic phase) I felt I never wanted to see blue or yellow again. It's taken eleven years, but I'm once again loving yellow. And blue.
Back to the little stool / table. It is getting much use with all those books, magazines and knitting. Though I'm a little nervous to try the tea.
Or just as a plain old footrest.