When my grandmother moved a few years ago, my mom ended up with one of her footstools. The base was still beautiful but the upholstery had seen better days, so we recovered it.
My mom recently gave me the footstool. The fabric was still in really good condition, but I wanted something a little more neutral to blend with our decor, so I made a slipcover. I used two of my favorite value fabrics, burlap and muslin, keeping the total cost under $5.