Now and Then Posted on August 26, 2012 by jess I love it when my work is transformative. If only it were so easy when the project is Me. The challenge was to create something new, that looks very old. The legs were hand sanded, leaving a patina of stain, then lightly waxed. I used a remnant of an antique oriental rug to upholster the stool. Transformed. The stool as it came to me. 1960's maybe?