Here’s a reunion you never saw coming: Mix in class‑ room finds throughout your home, and earn high marks for smart, stylish dècor.
Pop quiz: Why should you reassign a sciencelab table to kitchen duty? A) Its classic clean lines. B) Its chemical- resistant surface that stands up to any culinary experiment. C) Its book slots that seem customized for cutting boards and rolling pins. D) All of the above. Paint it to match an open shelving unit—this is a set of preschool cubbies, with black hooks in place of the standard brass— and get cooking.
THE SUPPLIES: Schools In Science table with book compartments, 24" by 54" by 36", $ 395, schoolsin.com. Wood Designs Contender wall locker, from $ 184, hayneedle.com. Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. backed utility stools,26", in Navy Blue, $229 each, schoolhouse.com. Rejuvenation Eastmoreland pendant, 8", $ 390, rejuvenation.com. EXTRA CREDIT: Behr paint (on wall), in Campfire Ash, behr .com. Benjamin Moore Advance satin paint (on cubbies and table), in Peale Green, benjaminmoore.com. Eric Bonnin Ceramics Kam bowls, in Oatmeal and Black, from $ 65 each, ericbonninceramics.com. Brook Farm General Store oak twine stand, $28.50, brookfarmgeneralstore.com. Peterboro Basket Co. Peterboro in the Pantry storage basket (left), in Natural, $54, peterborobasket.com. Goedeker’s willow hamper (similar to shown), in Honey, $ 87, goedekers.com.