Yesterday I decided to put elastic around the bottom of the skirt on the footstool, and I like the way it makes the cover more stable. Now I can lift the whole thing up without the cover shifting around or falling off.
It is much easier to find the color I need now without having to go into the closet where it was before. I also made a drapery to cover the closet, so the room is really shaping up. I do have a lot of fabric that is difficult to find a place for, though, so I will just have to sew faster.