We've been eyeing the MOLGER bench at IKEA for awhile. It's shown in their bathroom collection, but we've been considering it for our entryway. It's the perfect height to hold a few potted plants on top, and then the shelf underneath is great for shoes. We just saw it featured in the May 2008 Better Homes and Garden and they showed another great use for it...They've placed several of them lined up against a window, which gives the appearance of built-ins, but you can move them around. You could even use them as extra seating too. We love that they placed padded cushions on top. Multi-functional pieces like this are a great solution to small space living. We're thinking they might look good stacked up on each other as well... $39.99 at IKEA.
[ image via BHG ]