So Smart = Crown Molding Shoe Shelves - perfect space saver storage. base pine base molding and crown molding + white spray paint. Wood glue crown on to base molding, nail to hold in place while drying, spray paint, install w/ 2 screws onto wall studs.
Colorful armoire - what else is one going to do with that ugly old thing hanging around the house? Paint it fun colors. This would bring a sense of happy to any room. I want to do this in my room but to my book shelf.