Homework Station: If space is a concern, consider going double-sided. This workspace, made from a bookcase, some fiberboard, and two pairs of legs, barely takes up any floor space. If the idea of another piece of furniture in the room sounds a bit cramped, consider building the desk right into the wall. A carefully planned shelving unit can serve as a homework area too.
DIY Kids space reading nook~ Rain Gutter Kid’s Bookshelves This could be the best 're-purposing' project I have seen so far.what a great idea and the books, or whatever, would not fall off the 'shelves'.