One thing I have always loved doing is using objects for a different purpose than what they were originally meant for.
I like to use trivets as wall art and I hung an antique metal lunchbox using a drill and wall screws by our front door to "catch" all the stuff made for pockets: wallets, work badges, keys, mail, etc.
I asked my hubby to make me a plate rack, fully intending to not use it for plates at all. Well, okay.....I do have plates that live there, But I also have favorite books, cards from loved ones, and drawings made from my little artists. I also have a picture hung on the wall within the plate rack. I asked my husband to leave the back of the rack off. :o) I keep thinking I should hang all the plates around the rack....adding even more of an ironic air.
I think this would go well in any house, adding a whimsical touch. When we started this homeschool journey, I pledged to myself that I would try to stir up creativity wherever I could to create a fun and exciting atmosphere. A place where there own creations would be right at home.
I think this adds a nice creative touch.
And then, when I get wonderful little doodles left on my bedside table, I have an immediate place for it to live. Until the next time I rearrange. :o)