Chalkboard coffee table with little bench for kids. Creswell Creswell Goza --This would be great for the girls! You could make it into an art table with canisters for crayons/markers/chalk and attach a roll of butcher paper (?) on one end!
For when I have kids.Metal mailboxes spray painted outside kids bedrooms. Leave them little notes, any mail they get, some treats, etc. Then they can hang their backpack and coat on the hook. Love this idea!