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I adore organizing. Type A for sure, but kids have definitely kicked me in the shin on that trait. Things around the house tend to get messy quick, and my rebound time has dwindled with each child we’ve had. It bugs me to no end when the house feels totally out of sorts. It’s bad enough that we consistently have a project brewing and one room is usually off-limits. But when the house slips so bad that basic pieces and papers find their way across every table top … it drives me nuts!
Decorating our house has proven to be such an ordeal. It’s overwhelming attempting to furnish an entire home, a larger one at that. There is not one space in our house that I can call “finished” – we’re always changing things around and we are still, two years in, trying to find our style in this space. I thought it would take a few months, turns out two years and counting is more my jam.
One BIG tip I have if you are searching for family friendly pieces of furniture for your home is to find FUNCTIONAL furniture.
The furniture in our home has to serve a purpose. Sure, we want it to look pretty – but with 3 little ones and a piles of toys and paperwork surrounding me at all times, we need furniture that accommodate us all.
I’d like to introduce to you my two new best friends –
Trying to find a replacement piece for you guys – it’s no longer available 🙁
These two pieces of furniture were provided as part of the bloggers program with Wayfair. And I could not love them anymore than I do.
Let’s chat about the second piece first, ha, a little backwards but you follow me, right?
As you can see, the color was off by a lot. I anticipated a more “oak” finish, and this cherry babe arrived. So where I envisioned it to go had to be switched. Lucky for me, I have a 5 year old with SO many mini figures it would make your head spin. He loved storing his “mini figs” in these drawers and earned ownership of this piece instantly.
It’s so slim, and fits perfectly behind his door.
This slim jim has SO many drawers – and has been a life saver to hide the hundreds of mini figures Owen has in his room.
Now I just had to make some cute labels and it will be set!
I’m saving the best for last, because I am a bit obsessed with our newest piece of furniture.
This distressed 10-drawer chest is what my dreams are made of. The storage people, the storage!
Not only is it the greatest entry chest ever, it has the cutest chalkboard fronts that you can either leave blank (like me) or scribble what’s inside to your hearts content.
The drawers vary in size. For me, I use them for books, paperwork, and even blankets and toys. Yep, it’s that versatile!
For now it’s perched behind our newest couch (pictures to come, I am having a love/hate relationship with it) and I think it’ll stay there. My vase is from an estate sale, and I am obsessed with putting hydrangeas in it.
So folks, if you are on the hunt for the perfect functional family furniture, here’s two you’ll adore.
Keep checking back, as I have more furniture to show you guys!