I have a small house, so I am always looking for ways to utilize what limited space I have.
For a book-loving gal like me, having a library seems like an obvious choice. However, with my space issues, having a library seems more like a dream.
Certainly not a large library, but it didn't cost me any space.
This was my inspiration. The original poster made a little library in a non-working fireplace. I have one of those.
So I cleaned mine out, put in a bookshelf (sadly my only option as we rent this house), and ta-da.
I have a library.
Mine is not quite finished, I still have some beautification to do. I do not want it to look like I just crammed a bookshelf into my fireplace.
So, a work in progress.