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Dresser Turned Bench- might take this idea and throw my own spin on it. make it lower to the ground. and ea. kid a window seat in their br. use the drawer to put blankets or as storage... a throw pillow to match the seat and maybe a little bookshelf on the side to hold a few of their favourite stories.
Great idea for records!! Crate Wall Storage for books: JoAnn's unfinished wooden crates (<$8); Cut crate in half, paint, attach hanging brackets, place something (file folder/poster board/plastic placemat) cut to fit on the bottom to cover the slats. You can use painters tape to create the line to saw -- it'll help in case of any splintering.