So after a few weeks of priming with oil-based paint, painting a few coats of left over paint semi-gloss latex paint I had from my hutch, we officially have a stool that I can use for my together times at school!
I don't mind the bumps and scratches that were left there - I feel like it gives it some character.
The only thing I need to do finish is adding felt pads to the bottom of the chair. It originally had these rusty knobs on the bottom.
So there we have it. A cute seat for my bottom at work.