Very portable kid’s desk

ikea stoolI just love it when people come up with different ways of using an object; it’s nearly like inventing something new!
Apparently the Ikea Bekvam step stool is quite prone to being reinvented. I particularly like this idea from lovelydesign to use it as a children’s desk. It’s great for small flats but also as a portable back-up desk.
You can take it in the kitchen while you cook or in the living room while you read the papers (do you still have time for them?).

-Michela

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1. Amanda | October 21, 2009 | Reply

I love this step! We have (a rather beat up) one in our kitchen for reaching up high but I do find we all use it in different ways. I often sit at the island on it, reading the papers (yes I still do!). I love the idea of it as a desk-will have to try. Funny as we’ve been scratching our heads trying to sort out a desk for our 4yo, now that she’s in big school and has homework. Want something that will like nice in her room but know it will be abused in these early years (stickers, crayons, etc!). Thanks for this idea.

2. Heidi | October 21, 2009 | Reply

What a wonderful idea using it as a portable desk; It really has not crossed my mind.

3. Cat | October 21, 2009 | Reply

What a coincidence! My daughter took it upon herself to use our Bekvam as a desk all on her own. She drags it all over the place. Only problem is, it is still a stepstool and she can get herself into (higher) worlds of trouble if I’m not keeping a close eye!

4. Esther | October 21, 2009 | Reply

My 2 kids were using the stepstool as a dining table last week. So cute! I love that stool, it should be present in every house w/ kids!!

5. Emilie | October 21, 2009 | Reply

Michela, I can tell you are in full house move mode and have been spending some considerable time at Ikea. Long live the internet, Ikea and people with hack tips!!!

6. Anna-Aliza | October 21, 2009 | Reply

what a great idea! i have one of these buried somewhere i’ll have to take back out.

7. Courtney | October 22, 2009 | Reply

My Ikea list is growing and growing! I am definitely going to pick this up the next time I’m there. I’ve seen it as Esther’s house and have noticed how much the kids love it.

8. Lucila | October 30, 2009 | Reply

Amazinnggggg idea!!!!! I was looking the picture for 3 minutes is a nice and simple idea! thos weekend i am going to try, also i have one in my baby & kids shop, so here I GOOO!!!

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