Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Beautiful Functionality


Sometimes just the right piece of furniture solves so many problems. For instance, we have a small bathroom, and I needed a place to store diapers there. And the kids needed a way to reach the sink. I used to store the diapers in a big picnic basket, and the kids had a bulky plastic stepstool. But two objects on the floor in one small room wasn't working, and I longed to get rid of the plastic stool. Then, one happy day on a trip to the craft store, I spotted this inexpensive unfinished wooden box with a hinged lid. The label called it a toy chest, but I took it home, varnished it, and now it's our diaper storage/step stool. And when the lid is closed, it just looks like a beautiful little chest. I love it!

5 comments:

Dallan said...

What an inspiration you are! Thank you for sharing this latest touch of loveliness in your home.

Julie said...

Beautiful...I love how a piece of furniture can double as storage!

stephanie said...

what a great idea. much nicer than the purple cardboard box in the corner of the room that we have.

faithemmanuel said...

I know what I'm doing this week! Replacing my plastic dollar store step stool with this! Great idea!

Kate in NJ said...

I wish I had seen this blog back when I needed an answer to where to put the diapers....