Paint it White: Paint some big books white & stack them high! - 18 Ways to Upcycle Books via Brit + Co. -- Good for defunct dictionaries, encyclopedias, and textbooks. great idea for night stand in small space
I like the Window Seating. "It's easy to turn a window seat into a breakfast nook -- just add a table! While the chairs are optional, they come in handy when guests arrive. Corbels on both sides of the window turn this space into a quaint alcove.