I unsnapped and unhooked the cushions and had to unscrew the buttons on the actual glider (you can see those on the insides of the arm rests). I filled those with putty and touched up the paint there. For the footstool, I bought a large foam piece and cut it to fit the top of the footstool. I then just covered some fabric over it and stapled and hot glued the fabric to the bottom of the stool. I found these cushions at Pier 1 along with the pillow (on clearance). I sewed on some gold ribbon to the top of the cushion to keep it from sliding down too much because it is a little shorter than the back of the glider.