i had the nagging feeling that i missed something when i posted the solsta pallbo footstool hacks earlier. further digging in my inbox led to this zebra cube from theresa choi.
“i bought two of these cube frames (they had a cushion on top) without the cover. then i bought some 1 inch foam, cut it to size and covered all the 4 sides with it, using spray glue. then i bought this great zebra print sort of soft and fuzzy fabric and made a tight cover, pulled it on, and stapled it to the underside for a quick upholstery job. and now we have two zebra cubes that are great for extra seating, or for our kid to practice walking or chewing on!”