We picked up this vintage step stool/chair at an estate sale for $3.50. The seat flips up so you can use the step stool. It is sturdy but was also very dirty and the fabric on the seat was torn up. I gave it a good scrub and I figured out how to take the seat apart to recover the old fabric and presto! A great new kitchen chair/stool we all love to use! I just love bring life back to old things!