Because I'm Not Wrapped Too Tightly Either : )
Close-up details of my "Not Wrapped Too Tightly Footstools."
M Y A R T — Several years ago I bought three really inexpensive plastic footstools at a local discount store. They were that industrial gray/beige plastic that doesn't really have an actual color, lol, but they were sturdy and just what I needed to hang curtains and clean those cobwebs that always gather in the corners of my rooms.
Just as I didn't want to look at my new gray plastic TV years ago and thus painted it with a faux woodgrain finish, I definitely didn't want to look at my new polystyrene footstools in their nakedness. I wrapped them in several remnants of fabric I had, including fleece, cotton and a couple of cheesy gold metallic lacy fabrics I had lying around. Then I wrapped them in several types of novelty wools in several colors. The results have never failed to elicit a "What the ___?" from visitors, lol. They're handy and attractive in a very bohemian/ragged way, and are busily colorful as I like all things to be.
Sometimes I just like to have fun with my aesthetic sense, and these functional footstools fully fit the bill!