Pallets naturally make good shelves - and if the little area isn't big enough it is super easy to attach larger shelves.
Reclaimed Window Coffee Table, with Storage by OhGloryVintage, $285.
A tried and true picture hanging method. Cut scrap paper to the size of the frame and mark the nail location on the paper. Using painter's tape, move the paper templates around the wall until satisfied. Then hammer the nail through the marks. Remove the paper template and hang!.... Genius!!!