3 small bookcases= reading nook. I used this idea with 3 bookcases from Target that were on sale (the middle one gets turned on its side) - put my TV in the middle and a topper over the top. It cost me less than sixty dollars - it was in black. Great Idea
Cool idea for study space. one on each side. We could easily repurpose bookshelves we already have - even doublign them, so they are the same. Top shelf would probably have to be mostly decorative storage. Baskets on end is a great idea!
DIY Ellie's bookshelf furniture redo; paint book shelf any color you want, measure the back of the shelf, use these measurements to cut a piece of contact paper then apply contact paper to back of shelf http://hiwandergirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/modernize-cheap-furniture-diy-bookshelf.html