When we moved Elliot started using a new to him dresser. The dresser has seen better days. My mom bought it in the early 70s for $5 when Marquette University was updating the furniture in one of its dorms. The dresser was most recently at my sister’s apartment in Chicago. On the trip from her house to my house a knob was lost (or Elliot found it and squirreled it away somewhere, we will never know). Instead of going with a simple replacement knob I decided to make the dresser more of Elliot’s style.
Elliot loves construction vehicles. He was very excited when the knobs arrived and wanted to watch me put them on. He decided that the top two drawers should be dump truck drawers and the bottom two drawers should be backhoe drawers.
It was a very simple way to change the look of the dresser. Would I like white knobs on a wood dresser in my own room? No. Of course, I’m not four years old.
Do you ever make simple changes to your furniture to make it more appealing for the intended user?