"These school lockers were sitting outside my neighbor's house for weeks until I finally saw him outside and asked if he'd sell. Twenty dollars with delivery!" says mom and photographer Raya Carlisle, the owner of this chic abode. "My husband painted the doors, and we store most of the toys inside with baskets. I don't mind lots of toys everywhere as long as they all have a home when it's time to clean up.
"I've been looking for lockers for friends, and it's hard to find ones that are big enough to actually hold toys," Raya says. "These are 12-inch square, and the resin strap baskets from Land of Nod fit perfectly. I painted round wood discs from Michaels with chalkboard paint and attached them to the baskets with Velcro."