Découpage is great because it totally hides an ugly surface with beauty.
I picked up this stool at the curb. I think it was a child's chair at some point because I had to fill up those 4 holes at the back of the seat with some wooden dowel stubs.
Then I ripped pages out of this French/English dictionary and cut them into strips.
I used Mod Podge to glue on the clippings, but plan on giving the whole stool a coat of Varathane to protect it.
(Pssst! The stool has a twin that has yet to be embellished!)