before and after: precious footstool

So... Gigi sent me this picture.  
And of course, I said "Gross!"  

My reaction came partly out of confusion (I couldn't figure out what the piece was trying to be) and partly out of sheer horror at the excess fabric vexing what I'm certain was once a perfectly charming piece.  

Well,  I'm not sure why I ever doubted Gigi.  She then sent me this picture... 

14.5" x 16.5" x 16" 

Followed by this one...

This footstool is precious and for sale.  

E-mail us with your offers... single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.