"Before and After: Megan's IKEA Stool" from Design*Sponge.
Love these stools. I think two sitting side by side in my bathroom would look great. They could be seats or stacking surfaces--both are needed.
"After picking up an inexpensive stool (the bekvam, $19.99) at ikea, megan decided that she wanted to give it a different look. so she stained the wood a darker color, added foam to the top and upholstered it with toile fabric so that her once generic-looking step stool can double as occasional seating for parties or when guests are over."