If it's possible to spray paint and use scissors, you will be a pro.'' You may skip this step should youn't mind a hard furry stool! Whenever the little ones continue to be a bit too, well, little, stools will be their finest friends.
Do you have some old (fruit or milk) crates? Or you just need a practical (and low budget) storage (organizing) system? Try out this brilliant woodworking idea: the crate bookshelf! You can combine the crates in any shape that fits .