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Recently an expectant couple came over to our house and saw the overwhelming amount of toys that have taken over our living room. The dad-to-be looked at the pregnant wife and asked, "Is this what our house is going to look like?"

For now, their home is beautifully decorated and immaculately kept. But his comment made me realize despite stashing away toys in bins and baskets, they are an eye sore. To see how to combat this problem,


So when I saw this sleek storage drum ($299), I drooled at the idea of having one of these beauties to mask the playground that our place has become.

Spacious and useful as a storage bin, the lid also has one side that is made of chalkboard material, which can make it a novelty for children, too. And when your friends come over for wine, just flip it over and have the wooden part add some grown–up pizzazz.

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Neural Neural 9 years
Great ideas!
Ericka Ericka 9 years
I also used a footstool as a coffee table/storage in my living room. I got mine from IKEA. The covers are washable too. I just bring out one of those trays when I need to put drinks on top. Here's a link:
Mel475 Mel475 9 years
That is a great idea fashionista! They're pretty cute and very well-priced! I've been looking for some extra storage and these would be great. Thanks!
Carri Carri 9 years
That's a great idea, fasionista!!
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
Love this idea, but we went with a much more cost-effective solution. We have two storage ottoman sets from Linens N Things. The two smaller ottomans make great extra seating, and the two bigger ones, pushed together serve as our coffee table. We keep magazines in one and a bunch of our 1 year old Son's toys in the other. When the soft side of the lids are in place, he can play around them all he wants and I don't have to worry about him bonking his head. And they look really sleek in our living room too! Hopefully this link below works, if not I have it bookmarked on my profile.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. My husband made me get rid of our coffee table because he was afraid our son would bang his head on it, but this is genius! Grown-up looking, no sharp edges, no glass, PLUS storage!
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