I bought this step stool years ago at a flea market for next to nothing. I think its a beautiful little stool, and its very heavy, which I think makes it look even more expensive than it was. It's gone through several different fabric selections over the years. This is the most recent one-- this teal and gold fabric is from Marimekko I bought when I was in law school. This fabric was incredibly expensive and I bought exactly one yard (which was a whole lot more than the actual stool cost!). I still have the rest of the yard-- I still love this fabric. The paint stain in the background happened when I was painting my bedroom in Laurel and was using this to reach above the doors. I'm a little messy.