After: Stepped-Up Storage
Turning two shelving units (Expedit, $60 each, ikea.com) on their sides, Chip created storage space the kids can access that doubles as a bench. The cubbies are perfect garages for chunky trucks, while the custom cushions hide stains. (Look closely at the upholstery—it’s a Lego pattern.) As the boys get older, the shelving units can go back to being vertical to make room for desks, and the decal wallpaper (Doodle, $148 for two rolls, wallcandyarts.com) can be removed with no damage. A smaller patterned rug (easy to shake clean outside) replaced a large plain one. Interlocking Brick Wall fabric by Lisa Linkovich, $27 a yard, spoonflower.com.
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