It is great when you can reuse and recycle furniture that you already have lying around the house. When JJ turned her guest bedroom into a playroom, these cheap IKEA bedside tables were no longer needed for their original purpose. So she came up with the idea of putting them together with a tailored cushion, creating a little bench seat with room for books underneath. They now make a perfect spot to sit with a magazine and a cup of tea while the little ones play, and a great place to read a story.
In both of our 'dream' houses we would have enormous built-in window seats with loads of comfy cushions and heaps of hidden storage... until our grand plans materialise, it is always fun (and much more economical!) to make do!