What got me on this train of thought is trying to solve the problem of storing our Lego blocks. When our oldest was in preschool, he loved to play with his Duplo blocks, but the twins hardly ever play with them. So my husband and I started to wonder if they were too difficult to access. Currently, they are in a two drawer plastic storage unit in the corner of the living room. So I started looking at what my options were for a coffee table with storage.
Well, instead of a table, I ended up deciding upon a rectangular storage ottoman. The one shown below is just under 3 feet long, so it should hold all our building blocks. The top also lifts off and can be flipped over to reveal a tray. So, in addition to providing storage, this ottoman will provide a flat surface on which our children can build with their Legos or to put snack or drink upon. It also provides additional seating. Our oldest will be able to sit on this ottoman to play his Wii games instead of on the sofa, allowing other members of the household to pass by behind him rather than in front of him. I just love furniture with multiple functions!
Look for my review of this storage ottoman next month when I will let you know how my idea worked out.
Thank you to CSN Stores for providing a gift certificate for me to shop as a thank you for participating in this campaign.