Coffee & Side Tables

Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Give a little chic storage to the Pallbo footstool

Materials: SOLSTA PALLBO footstool, candle holders (4), screws (4), jigsaw, polisher, plywood, upholstery foam, lining, stapler, textile, sewing machine

Description: I took the footstool apart and turned it upside down. I drilled four holes on the bottom and screwed in the candle holders. I sawed the new top from plywood, and I polished the edges a bit.
I covered the sides and the top separately with the foam and the lining fixing them with a stapler.

Then I upholstered these items with textile with the stapler again, and sewed where needed (e.g. at the sides).

Now the new footstool doubles as a storage item for magazines or a soft throw.

See more of the madeover Solsta Pallbo.

~ Judit, Budapest

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to Give a little chic storage to the Pallbo footstool

  1. JMeyers says:

    Better views of actual product, before and after, would help.

  2. MelBelle says:

    can the stool hold the weight of someone actually sitting on it?

  3. Deco Review says:

    Excellent idea. I like the fabric so much.

  4. Ashia Baker says:

    I love pink color decoration , I really like it. Thanks antler lamps

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