Bookshelf Turned Mud Closet:
Missy from Lookie What I Did came up with this great idea to organize your mudroom or front entrance using a standard bookshelf (hers was from IKEA). The great thing about this idea is that bookshelves aren't very deep so most people can find space for one even in a tight space and they are relatively inexpensive.
|Image & Idea: Looky What I Did|
If you're thinking about trying this yourself, head over to her blog for great instructions on how to do it.
Bookshelves Turned Bench Seating:
I absolutely love this idea and want to find a way to incorporate it into my house. It is two bookshelves (IKEA once again) turned on their sides and made into bench seats. With baskets for storage they create a great place for stories and hanging out with friends but also provide a place for everything.
|Image & Idea: I Heart Organizing|
Jen at I Heart Organizing has provided the full instructions and great photos if you want to try this in your home. I hope, hope, hope to try it in mine.
Bookshelf Turned Purse Storage:
A bookshelf with a place for clutches on one side and hooks to hang purses on the other is a great use of space and gives your purses a proper home. This idea from Lucky Magazine shows how simple this project is.
|Image & Idea: Lucky Magazine|
Bookshelf Turned Costume Closet:
A tickle trunk is great but costumes can get crushed, forgotten or damaged. This idea takes a bookshelf with a simple tension rod to create a pint sized closet for dress up clothes.
|Image and Idea: MetamorpHOUSE|
I love the addition of the bins at the bottom to store all the gloves, wands, crowns, etc. A great idea and easy for the kids to see what they have.
Bookshelf turned doll's closet:
This one is definitely something I'm thinking about. My daughter and her friends are all a bit obsessed with their "American Girl" dolls and we seem to have clothes or bits of outfits everywhere in the house. Maybe a proper home would get them put away and organized.