Connecting parent and child in a new and interesting way, the Steps Bench was created to display a simple design with a versatile use. Providing a long-term bond between the two users, the bench transforms from one age to another to accommodate the needs of the child: “Placing the stool under the hole of seat, it is a table for the child. When the child grows a little older, they can sit next to each other at the same level by fitting the stool back into the hole.” Designed by Kohdai Iwamoto and part of the Design Soil project, this beech wood bench rests its curved top on four legs. Urethane foam covered in colorful fabric was used to create the comfy stool and the hole on one side holds this muffin-resembling element when your kid is old enough to comfortably sit next to you. Its name offers a perspective on the steps each child has to take in order to grow up happy alongside family. Do you think this bench would increase the amount and quality of time you spend with your child?
Bet you never expected this! Another example featured on Giddy Upcycled shows an armoire transformed into a big, beautiful birdcage for live birds. Of course, the glass is replaced again with more appropriate cage-like netting. Neat idea if you want to show off your feathery friends in style.
Hobbyists often have lots of stuff that require lots of storage room that’s easy to access and keep tidy. Whether it’s sewing, crafting, gardening, or something else — organization is key, and an armoire can really be the perfect solution for it. You might be surprised to find how versatile armoires can be to use in place of other pieces of furniture. Check out this desk from Apartment Therapy! Put it out of sight by closing the doors when you’re all done working. If you’re expecting, an armoire can be a clever use of a changing table. And when baby is all grown up, you’ll have the opportunity to find another use for your armoire. An old armoire works just as well as a regular bookcase — if not better for the unique look you get. Check out how these home owners replaced the glass doors with netting to show off their book collection.