In this time of reflection and thanks, I feel very fortunate for all I've been given. I try to appreciate all that I've been given and while I enjoy shopping as much as the next girl, right now I really don't need anything. I may want things but I don't need anything.
Acknowledging the difference between needs and wants is especially important when trying to teach lessons to my daughters. One lesson that we try to instill into the over and over again is not only thankfulness but contentment – being happy with what they have because there is always someone less fortunate than they are.
Instead of buying something new, I like to analyze whether or not something can be repurposed first. While it may seem like the American way, when you make the choice to repurpose or design something, you'd be surprised at all of the unique and creative ways you can imagine for things.
By adding artwork, decorative pieces, a plant, and colorful baskets, I was able to transform this piece yet again into a hub of another sort. With the help of some baskets, I'm able to stash diapers, blankets, and more in plain sight while allowing them to be readily accessible throughout the day!
With Halloween decorations making their appearance and more entertaining on the horizon, this month I've challenged myself to mix things up with this one piece of furniture and see how it can function in other ways.
And I love that with the same furniture piece, I can turn this into a seasonal display for the major holidays. Decorating for the holidays just makes the time more magical and fun for kids!
Looking for more ideas on how to use furniture pieces in multiple ways? Check out my Pinterest board for some creative new ideas!
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