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Unfinished cabinets from Lowes = bench seating & storage!

Kitchen Island or table, made from upcycled recycled wooden crates

For non-permanence or trying out an idea, buy pieces of foam board, but them to size, paint them, then put them into the backs of your bookshelves for a pop of color that doesn't change anything for the long haul.

A two-sided desk doubles the workspace, but not the used floor space. This desk is assembled from an unfinished bookcase and a laminate-covered piece of medium-density fiberboard structured by two pairs of legs. The whole structure is just 5 feet long.

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Wrap the couch in bookcases instead of using end tables. @ Wedding Day Pins