For the stool, all I had to do was tighten the legs with some wood glue and sew this pretty, shabby tuft for the top. I basically sewed a rectangular pillow (adding some pre-made graphic patches). Then I stuffed it and tufted it by sewing on buttons. I attached it to the stool using a few upholstery tacks.
The chair I primed/painted and distressed with a sanding block. Then I sewed some graphic pillows, even adding a pretty graphic to an existing cushion.
They make a fine pair! Don't you think? :)