vintage cosco step stool

Kinsey and I visited our local thrift store last Friday. I was in search of small things until I spotted this vintage cosco step stool. It looks like it was used in a garage with paint platters on the base and top, but for under $4 it was a bargain.

I gave it a good scrubbing and a new home in our dining area. I'm considering recovering the top (like this stool) and painting the base areas to match. Would you restore the piece or leave it as is?

Happy Friday!