My mother has been wanting some kitchen stools for many years. I have long thought of painting or stenciling some for her and at long last got around to it recently. I was going to paint the legs white, but the raw wood matched so well with the kitchen wood that I ended up just putting a sealer on them. Instead of stenciling the tops, I covered them with the same fabric I used on the kitchen chairs. They are just simply done with a circle of batting and the cloth gathered around the top. There is no doubt a more professional way to do them, but me being me; . . .they are as they are.