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.